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Weekly Maritime Summary 24 – 30 Aug 2021

The Securewest International Global Response Centre (GRC) recorded 6 maritime related incidents during the reporting period of 24 – 30 Aug 2021.

Maritime Incident Map

The following incidents were recorded:

  • 25-AUG-21 – Robbery – An unlocked dinghy and outboard engine were stolen from the area of Grand Anse D’Arlet in Martinique.
  • 25-AUG-21 – Maritime Information Advisory – The UKMTO issued advisory notice ‘001/AUG/2021 redefining the HRA area: Link
  • 27-AUG-21 – Migrant and Refugee – 27 migrants were intercepted by Spanish Maritime authorities approximately 260nm South of El Hierro Island, part of the Canary archipelago
  • 29-AUG-21 – Migrant and Refugee – Italian coastguard vessels intercepted 600 plus migrants from various craft off the island of Lampedusa, Italy.
  • 30-AUG-21 – Stowaway – The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee reported that eleven stowaways had been detained in the Port of Rotterdam
  • 30-AUG-21 – Stowaway – Spanish National Police arrested twelve stowaways in Motril, Spain who had arrived on a ferry from Melilla.
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.
Robbery IncidentRobbery: Theft from a vessel or from persons aboard the vessel.
Maritime Information Advisory iconMaritime Information Advisory: Notable maritime updates e.g., Military exercises, Curfews and Advisories.
StowawayStowaway: A person(s) who hides aboard a ship in order to obtain free transportation

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