15/05/19

Weekly Maritime Security Report

  Ecuador: Robbers attempt to board vessel off Cabo Pasado 03 May Ten robbers on two speed boats approached an underway bulk carrier about 52 nm off Cabo Pasado. Crew on duty spotted the robbers and sounded the alarm. The bulk carrier increased the speed, commenced evasive manoeuvres and started to spray the speed boats with fire hoses. The assailants aborted the robbery attempt. Crew and vessel were reported safe. PVI Analysis: Piracy off the coast of Ecuador is frequently reported. However, robbers usually target fishing boats and other smaller boats, while attacks against larger vessels are less common. Robberies in Ecuadorian waters often lead to casualties as robbers tend to be heavily armed and violent during robberies. UAE: Attack damages four vessels in Gulf…

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08/05/19

Weekly Maritime Security Report

PGI Risk Portal Business performance relies on a good understanding of the environments in which you operate, invest, and travel. Information and targeted analysis provide companies with the necessary insights to ensure business continuity and the safety of their assets and staff.   The PGI Risk Portal provides subscribers with up-to-date information and analysis on geo-political events, maritime security incidents and business-relevant threats worldwide. Click here now to register for your FREE trial     Indonesia: Robbers board container ship at Jakarta Container Terminal 27 April Two robbers boarded a berthed container ship at Jakarta Container Terminal at 0505 hrs local time. A crewman on duty noticed the robbers in the engine room during routine rounds and proceeded to raise the alarm. Upon hearing the alarm, the robbers escaped…

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30/04/19

Weekly Maritime Security Report

PGI Risk Portal Business performance relies on a good understanding of the environments in which you operate, invest, and travel. Information and targeted analysis provide companies with the necessary insights to ensure business continuity and the safety of their assets and staff.   The PGI Risk Portal provides subscribers with up-to-date information and analysis on geo-political events, maritime security incidents and business-relevant threats worldwide. Click here now to register for your FREE trial     Peru: Robbers board bulk carrier at Callao port 26 April Robbers reportedly boarded an anchored bulk carrier at Callao port on 26 April and escaped with the ship's stores. The robbery was noticed by crew on duty at about 0100 hrs local time. The local port authority was informed of the robbery.   PGI Analysis: Robberies…

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25/04/19

Weekly Maritime Security Report

PGI Risk Portal Business performance relies on a good understanding of the environments in which you operate, invest, and travel. Information and targeted analysis provide companies with the necessary insights to ensure business continuity and the safety of their assets and staff.   The PGI Risk Portal provides subscribers with up-to-date information and analysis on geo-political events, maritime security incidents and business-relevant threats worldwide. Click here now to register for your FREE trial West Africa Nigeria: Robbers board tanker vessel at Bonny anchorage 15 April Two robbers armed with automatic weapons boarded a product tanker vessel at 2020 hrs local time at Bonny River Inner Anchorage. The assailants reportedly opened fire at the vessel's accommodation and fled the boat after Nigerian naval guards aboard the vessel returned fire.…

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17/04/19

Weekly Maritime Security Report

  Peru: Robbers board bulk carrier at Callao port 14 April Fiver robbers boarded a bulk carrier at 0445 hrs local time at Callao port. The robbers reportedly boarded the vessel using a rope attached to a hook, threatened and assaulted the AB crew on duty. Other crew members spotted the robbers and sounded the alarm. The robbers fled the vessel with stolen personal belongings upon hearing the alarm. The incident was reported to local authorities, who boarded the vessel for investigations.   PGI Analysis: There is a moderate threat to vessels at ports in Peru, partially due to opportunistic robberies targeting vessels at anchorages. Reports of such incidents are infrequent, although some incidents are likely to go unreported. Robbers are sometimes armed and can…

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09/04/19

Weekly Maritime Security Report

Philippines: Robbers board tanker in Batangas anchorage 26 March Robbers boarded a Marshall Islands-flagged tanker anchored in Batangas Bay by breaking the padlock of the anchor chain pipe at 2030 hrs local time. Crew sighted the intruders and raised the alarm, prompting the robbers to jump overboard with a stolen ship bell. PGI Analysis: Petty thieves intermittently target vessels in the Batangas Bay area, although such incidents have been more common around Manila Anchorage. Robbers often target ships during the night to take advantage of reduced visibility. Nigeria: Robbers board oil tanker at Lagos Anchorage 24 March Two robbers boarded an oil tanker at 2135 hrs local time at Lagos anchorage and stole about 70 mt of fuel from the vessel using a hose pipe. A…

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