Week 48 – Maritime Security Weekly Snapshot

Gulf of Guinea – Maritime Security Incidents

1 Dec 17: MV Attacked and Boarded 60nm South of Bonny, Nigeria. The vessel was in position 03°24N, 006°50E at 09:00UTC when the incident was reported. The crew mustered in the citadel. Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise extreme caution. The pirates were reported to have disembarked and the crew were marked as safe.

Indian Ocean – Maritime Security Incidents

26 Nov 17: UN Aid Ship Arrives in Rebel-Held Port, Yemen. The Saudiled blockade lasted for nearly three weeks, limiting the amount of food and medical aid entering the country. 27 Nov 17: Iranian Navy Reportedly Repels Pirate Attack in Gulf of Aden. This is report is unconfirmed. Iran’s 48th naval fleet reportedly responded to an Iranian merchant ship Caspian Harmony when pirates attempted to hijack it.

South East Asia – Maritime Security Incidents

26 Nov 17: Anchored Product Tanker Boarded in Tanjung Berakit, Indonesia. Robbers were able to board the vessel unnoticed and break the padlocks. A search was conducted and nothing was reported stolen. 29 Nov 17: North Korea Conducts Third Missile Test. The missile was reported to have landed in Japanese territory. North Korea continues to develop their ballistic missiles, which may eventually be capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
Click link to Download PDF: Solace Global Maritime Security Snapshot – Week 48 A roundup of maritime security incidents – an easy to read format collating suspicious approaches, vessel attacks, boardings, hijacks and media reports. Week 48 Maritime Security Snapshot is compiled by Solace Global’s in-house intelligence team.