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Weekly Maritime Summary 6 – 13 Sept 2021

The Securewest International Global Response Centre (GRC) recorded 9 maritime related incidents during the reporting period of 6 – 13 Sept 2021.

Maritime Incident Map

The following incidents were recorded:

  • 08-SEP-21 – Maritime Information Advisory – UKMTO released notice 003/SEP/2021 detailing an air defence firing exercise off Pakistan Link.
  • 08-SEP-21 – Robbery – Fishermen robbed in the Bay of Bengal.
  • 08-SEP-21 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – Approximately 150 migrants crossed the English Channel.
  • 09-SEP-21 – Drugs Interdiction – Nigerian authorities intercept 451,807 amphetamine pills.
  • 10-SEP-21 – Drugs Interdiction – 150kg of heroin seized off Sri Lanka.
  • 11-SEP-21 – Maritime Information Advisory – UKMTO released notice 004/SEP/2021 detailing a military live firing exercise off Pakistan Link.
  • 11-SEP-21 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – French officials rescued 126 migrants attempting to cross the English Channel.
  • 12-SEP-21 – Drugs Interdiction – £160m of cocaine off the coast of Plymouth, UK.
  • 13-SEP-21 – Stowaways – Nine stowaways discovered in Rotterdam.
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.
Maritime Information Advisory iconMaritime Information Advisory: Notable maritime updates e.g., Military exercises, Curfews and Advisories.
Boarding IncidentBoarding: Unauthorized boarding of a vessel by persons not part of its complement without successfully taking control of the vessel.
Drugs InterdictionDrugs Interdiction: Focused on interrupting illegal drugs smuggled by sea, usually a large number of drugs are seized.
Maritime warningGeneral Security Warning: Warnings/Incidents which do not fit in the other categories but enhance the situational awareness.
ApproachApproach: Any event that is suspicious enough to warrant consideration and includes actions by a suspicious vessel closing on a steady bearing, having a very close CPA, and/or pirate paraphernalia/weapons clearly seen on display as a show of force.

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