Week 04 – Maritime Security Weekly Snapshot

Gulf of Guinea – Maritime Security Incidents

27 Jan 18: Attempted Boarding at Lagos Anchorage. Suspicious movement spotted on anchored vessel’s forecastle, and one person spotted hiding amongst the mooring winches. Crew were mustered and Navy patrol boat notified. No robbers found, and no stores reported missing. 24 Jan 18: Armed Guards Repelled Attack South of Brass. Embarked  naval guards exchanged fire with attackers during an attempted attack against an underway tanker at 03°30’0 N 06°20’0 E. Crew and vessel reported safe. 24 Jan 18: Vessel Underway Attacked South of Brass. A bulk carrier underway at 03°39’0 N 06°37’2 E was approached by two speedboats containing up to three person each. Occupants of the speedboats opened fire on the carrier, which increased speed and undertook evasive action. Attackers moved away. Vessel and crew reported safe. 23 Jan 18: Attempted Boarding at Conakry Port Terminal. Two people were spotted attempting to climb the vessel’s stern line whilst along side at Conakry Port Terminal. Upon detection both swam away.

Indian Ocean – Maritime Security Incidents

24 Jan 18: Revised  Security Guidance Issued.  BIMCO, ICS, and  Intertanko issued additional security guidance designed to complement BMP4 and mitigate against the additional threats posed by overspill from the Yemeni civil war.

South East Asia – Maritime Security Incidents

26 Jan 18: Pirate Group Active near Sabah. Local authorities reported that vessels known to belong to an established kidnap and piracy gang have been spotted in the Sulu Sea in vicinity of Sabah. Vessels are advised to maintain a strict anti-piracy watch and remain in compliance with BMP4. 20 Jan 18: Anchored vessel boarded in Samarinda Anchorage. Two robbers boarded a vessel at anchor in Samarinda anchorage undetected, and escaped with ship’s properties.
Click link to Download PDF:  Solace Global Maritime Security Snapshot – Week 04 A roundup of maritime security incidents – an easy to read format collating suspicious approaches, vessel attacks, boardings, hijacks and media reports. The week 04 Maritime Security Snapshot was compiled by Solace Global’s in-house intelligence team.