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Weekly Maritime Summary 24 – 30 August 2020

The Securewest International Global Response Centre (GRC) recorded 12 maritime related incidents during the reporting period of 24 – 30 August 2020.

  • 25-AUG-20 – Stowaway – Four stowaways were found onboard Antigua and Barbuda-flagged general cargo ship JANINA at Valencia
  • 25-AUG-20 – General Security Warning – An Indonesian boat skipper was killed in a botched attempt to smuggle out magpie-robins in the waters of Tanjong Kelisa
  • 25-AUG-20 – Robbery – The petroleum/chemical tanker GS FABULOUS anchored in Sandakan Inner Anchorage, Malaysia was robbed of 11 drums of paint
  • 26-AUG-20 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – The Home Office confirmed twelve migrants were returned to continental Europe
  • 27-AUG-20 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – 26 Sudanese migrants were picked up in three boats in the English Channel
  • 27-AUG-20 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – Five migrant vessels were tugged into Dover, no reports on the number of migrants recovered
  • 27-AUG-20 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – Reports that 15 migrants have landed on Shakespeare Beach, Dover
  • 28-AUG-20 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – The yacht LOUISE MICHEL has reported picking up a total of 219 migrants from the Mediterranean Sea
  • 28-AUG-20 – Approach – An unnamed MT was approached by a small craft approximately 114 NM SE of Tema, Ghana. A metallic ladder was sighted and an attempt to board was made
  • 28-AUG-20 – Hijacking – An unnamed FV has reportedly been hijacked approximately 110 NM SE of Tema, Ghana
  • 29-AUG-20 – Boarding – The container ship BAHAMAS in Lome Anchorage, was approached by a small skiff containing 7/8 persons. They attempted to board the container ship using grappling hooks
  • 29-AUG-20 – Boarding – The bulk carrier AMINA was boarded approximately 6.9nm NNW of Tanjung Pergam, Pulau Bintan, Indonesia while underway in the Singapore Strait. Six perpetrators with long knives had been reported on board the carrier

Key:

Robbery: Theft from a vessel or from persons aboard the vessel.Robbery Incident
Migrant IncidentMigrant and Refugee Incident: This could involve Search and Rescue (SAR) operations, or information about a boat capsizing and people drowning, or an attack on the group.
StowawayStowaway: A person who is secreted on a ship, or in cargo which is subsequently loaded on the ship, without the consent of the shipowner or the Master or any other responsible person.
Hijacking incidentHijacking: Unauthorized seizure and retention of a vessel by persons not part of its complement.
Boarding IncidentBoarding: Unauthorized boarding of a vessel by persons not part of its complement without successfully taking control of the vessel.
Suspicious ApproachApproach: An incident where weapons are trained on the vessel or pirate paraphernalia such as weapons, ladders, are observed and the intention to conduct an attack is clear.
Maritime warningGeneral Security Warning: Incidents which do not fit in the other categories, but enhance the situational awareness, e.g. flag state advisories or an attack on a non- commercial vessel such as a warship.

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