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25 Nov 2019

Weekly Maritime Summary 18 - 24 November 2019

The Securewest Global Response Centre (GRC) recorded three maritime related incidents during the reporting period of 18-24 November 2019.

  • On 19-Nov-19 - Boarding - Duty crew on board bulk carrier BALTIC anchored in Mozambique noticed an unauthorised person on the forecastle deck and raised the alarm. Crew mustered and a search carried out, but the person escaped.

  • On 20-Nov-19 - Kidnapping - A MV was attacked approximately 30nm W of Malabo. Of 15 crew, seven were kidnapped, eight managed to hide inside ship's compartments and avoid captivity.

  • On 21-Nov-19 - Robbery - A MV was boarded by 5 armed men in Conakry Anchorage, Guinea. The incident has been classed as a robbery, crew reported safe.



Kidnapping: Unauthorised forcible removal of persons belonging to the vessel from it.

Maritime IncidentBoarding: Unauthorised boarding of a vessel by persons not part of its complement without successfully taking control of the vessel.

Maritime IncidentRobbery: Theft from a vessel or from persons aboard the vessel.

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