11 Nov 2019

Weekly Maritime Summary 4 - 10 November 2019

The Securewest Global Response Centre (GRC) recorded seven maritime related incidents during the reporting period of 4 - 10 November 2019. 

Maritime Weekly Incidents

  • On 4 Nov 2019 - Kidnapping - A tanker was attacked, and the crew kidnapped approximately 10nm SSE of Lome, Togo.

  • On 7 Nov 2019 - Attack - A vessel was attacked 54nm NW of the Port of São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe.

  • On 7 Nov 2019 - General Security Warning - Fire on a tanker close to Horsburgh Lighthouse, eastern Singapore Strait.

  • On 8 Nov 2019 - Migrant & Refugee - 20 migrants intercepted in two rubber dinghies in the English Channel close to Dover.

  • On 8 Nov 2019 - Attack - An anchored yacht was attacked in Bahia Nombre de Dios, Panama.

  • On 8 Nov 2019 - Migrant & Refugee - A Yacht was intercepted off the coast of West Sussex by Border Force with 8 Albanian migrants on board.

  • On 10 Nov 2019 - Migrant & Refugee - 22 migrants intercepted in one rubber dinghy of the coast of Dover in the English Channel.



General 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.

Maritime IncidentAttack: An incident where weapons are discharged by pirates or pirate paraphernalia such as ladder, grappling hook, make contact with the vessel.

Kidnap incidentKidnapping: Unauthorized forcible removal of persons belonging to the vessel from it.

Migrants and refugee incidentsMigrant 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.

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