Week 42 – Maritime Security Weekly Snapshot

Gulf of Guinea – Maritime Security Incidents

16 Oct 17: Nigeria and Ghana Sign MoU to Combat Sea Pirates. The four year Memorandum of Understanding will facilitate knowledge sharing and capacitybuilding between the two nations. The MoU is anticipated to last for four years.

Indian Ocean – Maritime Security Incidents

14 Oct 17: Al Shabaab Conduct Large Terror Attack in Mogadishu. Three hundred people have been reported killed, and many more injured in the bomb attack, with many more injured. The attack occurred at Zoobe junction. 16 Oct 17: Military Plans in Place for Al Hodeida Port. Backed by the Saudicoalition, military plans are in place to oust Houthi fighters from Al Hodeida. The port is seen as a key stronghold and source of revenue for Houthi forces. 17 Oct 17: Bulk Carrier Boarded in Kandla Anchorage, India. The anchored vessel was boarded in position 22°47’3N, 70°1’8E at 1630UTC. The duty officer spotted the robbers and raised the alarm. The robbers escaped with stolen ships properties.

South East Asia – Maritime Security Incidents

16 Oct 17: Five Fishermen Seized in Sulu. The fishermen from the FB Danvil 9 were abducted by armed men whilst in Port Poblacion. 17 Oct 17: Philippine President Declares Marawi Liberated. The announcement came even though small pockets of Islamic State militants remain. There were concerns the island of Mindanao would become a haven for IS fighters, impacting regional maritime security. The city was occupied for 148 days, in which 1000 people were killed, mostly fighters, and severe damage to the city centre caused by airstrikes.
Click link to Download PDF: Solace Global Maritime Security Snapshot – Week 42 A roundup of maritime security incidents – an easy to read format collating suspicious approaches, vessel attacks, boardings, hijacks and media reports. Week 42 Maritime Security Snapshot is compiled by Solace Global’s in-house intelligence team.