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Weekly Maritime Summary 21 – 27 December 2020

The Securewest International Global Response Centre (GRC) recorded six maritime related incidents during the reporting period of 21 – 27 December 2020.

  • 21-DEC-20 – General Security Warning – Pakistan Navy will be conducting Live Fire exercises throughout December at the following location – paknavy.gov.pk/hydro
  • 21-DEC-20 – General Security Warning – Pakistan Navy will be conducting Live Fire exercises on 21 and 22 within 24-48.40N 066-57.37E – paknavy.gov.pk/hydro
  • 21-DEC-20 – Boarding – Whilst sailing from Lome to Bata approximately 105 nm SSW of Brass in Nigeria, the containership PORT GDYNIA was boarded by an unknown number of perpetrators
  • 22-DEC-20 – General Security Warning – It has been reported that a LIVE FIRING PRACTICE will take place between the 20-24th of December 2020 within in following areas: A. 21-06.00N 038-58.50E B. 21-05.58N 039-07.00E C. 21-12.40N 038-58.50E D. 21-13.50N 039-06.20E – UKMTO LINK
  • 23-DEC-20 – General Security Warning – It has been reported that LIVE FIRING PRACTICE will take place between 24th December to 28th December 2020 within the following area: Position: 24-51.10N 066-45.20E (10 NM West of Karachi) – paknavy.gov.pk/hydro
  • 24-DEC-20 – Robbery – A MV was robbed in Luanda anchorage, Angola. An unknown number of intruders boarded the vessel and stole two mooring ropes and three heaving lines

Key:

Boarding IncidentBoarding: Unauthorized boarding of a vessel by persons not part of its complement without successfully taking control of the vessel.
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.
Robbery: Theft from a vessel or from persons aboard the vessel.Robbery Incident

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