Week 14 – Maritime Security Weekly Snapshot

Indian Ocean HRA – Maritime Security Incidents

03 Apr 18: Houthi Rebel Missile Attack on Saudi Tanker. A Saudi tanker transiting near Al Hudaydah was struck by Yemen’s Houthi rebels using a missile launched from a land-based site near Al Hudaydah. No casualties were reported and the vessel remained seaworthy. The tanker was under escort by a Saudi warship at the time of the attack. There is no indication of Houthi intent to target non-Saudi shipping.

Gulf of Guinea – Maritime Security Incidents

07 Apr 18: Vessel Boarded near Bonny, Nigeria. Four armed pirates boarded an underway merchant vessel at 03°37’N 007°07’E. The crew mustered in the citadel and were reported safe. 03 Apr 18: Vessel Fired Upon near Bonny, Nigeria. Up to 12 armed pirates aboard a speedboat chased and fired upon a product tanker at 03°29’N 006°36’E. Onboard armed security and the tanker’s evasive manoeuvres prevented boarding. All crew reported safe. 01 Apr 18: Vessel Approached near Takoradi, Ghana. A container ship was approached by two small boats, carrying up to nine people, at 04°31’N 001°21’E. The small boats ceased pursuit following the container ship’s evasive actions.

South East Asia – Maritime Security Incidents

04 Apr 18: Theft at Anchor in Muara Berau Anchorage, Indonesia. Robbers boarded a vessel at 00°15’S 117°34’E, broke into the forepeak store, and escaped with ship’s stores. The crew noted a suspicious vessel in the vicinity and raised the alarm before discovering the theft.  
Click link to Download PDF:  Solace Global Maritime Security Snapshot – Week 14 A roundup of maritime security incidents – an easy to read format collating suspicious approaches, vessel attacks, boardings, hijacks and media reports. The week 14 Maritime Security Snapshot was compiled by Solace Global’s in-house intelligence team.