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Piracy Report HRA: Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Somalia

Posted: 12th Apr 2017

Written by: Securewest International

The High Risk Area (HRA) of the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and the Somalia Coastline has been relatively benign for a number of years but a recent spike in piracy activity raises fresh concerns for the security of vessels transiting th... Read More

Piracy Report Indian Ocean: Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles

Posted: 7th Nov 2016

Written by: Securewest International, Inc. (US)

The purpose of this report is to provide an assessment of the potential threat from piracy and maritime crime in the Indian Ocean and, in particular, near the Maldives, Mauritius and the Seychelles. Between 1 January and 31 Octobe... Read More

Piracy Incident Report: Djibouti

Posted: 23rd Oct 2016

Written by: Securewest International

The purpose of this report is to provide an assessment of the potential threat to superyachts and other vessels from piracy and maritime crime near Djibouti. Between 01 January and 18 October 2016, there was one incident recorded ... Read More

Piracy Update: Caribbean Sea

Posted: 8th Sep 2016

Written by: Securewest International

Between 1 January and 1 September 2016, the Securewest International Global Response Centre (GRC) recorded a total of 52 incidents in the Caribbean Sea. At least 23 involved yachts, in particular in the Lesser Antilles region. Alt... Read More

Piracy Update: Malacca & Singapore Straits (SOMS) & South China Sea

Posted: 13th Aug 2016

Written by: Securewest International Inc.

The overall maritime threat in the region is assessed as LOW, meaning there is a possibility of an incident. During 2015, the number of confirmed and suspicious incidents increased significantly compared to 2014. However, Q1/Q2 of... Read More

Mediterranean Piracy & Migrant Update: July 2016

Posted: 4th Jul 2016

Written by: Securewest International

The security threat from maritime piracy is assessed as LOW due to the absence of incidents in the Alboran Sea. With regards to migrants and refugees, the Western Mediterranean route is a minor route and the likelihood of an encou... Read More

Piracy Update: Nigeria / Gulf of Guinea

Posted: 4th Jun 2016

Written by: Securewest International

The piracy/maritime crime threat in the Gulf of Guinea is assessed as HIGH, based on an increasing number of incidents in the area, including suspicious vessel activity, attacks, and kidnappings. Since the beginning of the year th... Read More

Mediterranean Incident Report - May 2016

Posted: 21st May 2016

Written by: Securewest International

As we enter the start of the Mediterranean yachting season, it is vital for captains, management and owners to be aware of the latest information concerning the migration of refugees and to plan ahead. With the worsening situation... Read More

Piracy Update: Gulf of Aden

Posted: 11th Apr 2016

Written by: Securewest International

The overall maritime threat in the Gulf of Aden is assessed as LOW; incidents are possible but not likely. Over the past year, the number of confirmed and suspicious at-sea
incidents (e.g. boardings, robberies, hijackings, etc.)... Read More

Piracy Update: Caribbean

Posted: 10th Mar 2016

Written by: Securewest International Inc

In 2015, the Maritime Assistance Center (MAC) recorded a total of 508 incidents worldwide of which 20 involved yachts (excluding General Security Warnings). Although maritime incidents in the Caribbean are not as frequent as they ... Read More

Maritime Piracy Outlook 2016

Posted: 8th Mar 2016

Written by: Sebastian Villyn - SAMI

2015 saw a global increase of 10% in piracy and armed robbery at sea, driven by an increase in the number of cases reported in South-east Asia and the Americas. By contrast, activity levels in East and West Africa continued to fal... Read More

Caribbean Piracy

Posted: 4th Dec 2015

Written by: SAMI Sea Security

While SE Asia has been the primary focus of most piracy reports in recent months, there
are other areas in which the problems still pervade. West and East Africa may have seen dips in the volume of attacks, but one hot spot which... Read More

Piracy: Focus on South East Asia

Posted: 30th Nov 2015

Written by: SAMI

It has been an interesting few months from a global piracy perspective – the same problems abound in the same places, but there are calls for a standardised approach to reporting attacks which is perhaps even more important as dat... Read More

Advisory: Reduction in HRA for Best Management Practices

Posted: 3rd Nov 2015

Written by: Allmode Security

This advisory is issued in response to the recent announcement of a reduction of the High Risk Area (HRA) for Best Management Practices (BMP)-4 purposes by BIMCO, the co-sponsors of BMP-4 and the European Union Chair of the Contac... Read More

Piracy Incident Report: Indonesia

Posted: 5th Oct 2015

Written by: Allmode

Four robbers, armed with machetes, boarded a Product Tanker whilst at anchor. Hearing the intrusion alarm, the OOW contacted the duty crew to check. When the aft crew did not reply, the AB keeping watch on the forecastle, was inst... Read More

Piracy Incident Report: Phillipines

Posted: 28th Sep 2015

Written by: Allmode

Robbers boarded a berthed Product Tanker unnoticed. They stole ship’s property and escaped. The theft was reported by the AB on rounds, who found the forward mooring rope cut and noticed the ship's property missing. Read More

Allmode Advisory 062: Nigeria

Posted: 28th Sep 2015

Written by: Allmode

On the 24.09.15, the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), has issued a security alert on the likelihood of Boko Haram attack on Lagos seaports. Read More

Piracy Incident Report: Vietnam

Posted: 24th Sep 2015

Written by: Allmode

Robber’s boarded an anchored Bulk Carrier unnoticed. They stole the ship’s properties and
escaped. The incident was discovered later in the day Read More

Allmode Advisory: Kidnapping

Posted: 24th Sep 2015

Written by: Allmode

At 11.23 pm, eleven armed men entered the dock area at the Oceanview resort on Samal
island. They overpowered the security guards and proceeded to abduct four people from the
resort; 2 Canadians, 1 Norwegian and a Filipina woman... Read More

Piracy Incident Report: Singapore Straits

Posted: 14th Sep 2015

Written by: Allmode

Four robbers boarded an anchored tanker unnoticed. They broke into the engine room, stole engine spares and escaped. The Master informed the CSO of the security breach. Read More

State of Emergency Declared

Posted: 10th Sep 2015

Written by: Allmode

On Tuesday 8th September, the US Virgin Islands acting Governor Osbert Potter, declared a State Of Emergency in the US Virgin Islands, following an upsurge in shootings in St. Croix. Read More

Allmode Advisory: Morocco

Posted: 3rd Sep 2015

Written by: Allmode Security

On September 1st 2015, the UK Foreign Office took the decision to raise the terror threat for Morocco to HIGH. Read More

Piracy Incident Report: Gulf of Aden

Posted: 3rd Sep 2015

Written by: Allmode

An MV was approached by 2 skiffs to a distance of 5 cables. Each skiff had 5 people on-board and 1 ladder was sighted Read More

Piracy Incident Report: Malaysia

Posted: 31st Aug 2015

Written by: Allmode

Five pirates, armed with rifles, attacked and hijacked a fishing vessel (KHF 1989) using a small speed boat. Read More

Piracy Incident Report: Democratic Republic of Congo

Posted: 31st Aug 2015

Written by: Allmode

A robber boarded an anchored Bulk Carrier, awaiting berthing instructions. Read More

Piracy Incident Report: SOMS

Posted: 31st Aug 2015

Written by: Allmode

On 21st August and 22nd August 2015, six vessels, whilst underway in the eastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, reported to the Singapore Vessel Traffic Information System (V... Read More

Piracy Incident Report: Venezuela

Posted: 19th Aug 2015

Written by: Allmode

A detailed report from Allmode Security, with regular updates on piracy activity in the region of Indonesia this year. Incidents include multiple hijacks, boardings and attempted boardings. Despite the increased patrolling and ext... Read More

Allmode Advisory 055: SouthEast Asia

Posted: 27th Jul 2015

Written by: Allmode

With the recent publication of the IMB’s Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships report for Q1-Q2 2015, it has been further confirmed that Southeast Asia is now the global hotspot for piracy and armed robbery against ships. Read More

Allmode Advisory 054: Tunisia

Posted: 13th Jul 2015

Written by: Allmode

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have issued an update on travel advice to Tunisia. Read More

Piracy Incident Report: Kenya

Posted: 2nd Jul 2015

Written by: Allmode

Robbers armed with long knives, boarded a tanker, from a boat using a hook and line. They were spotted by a duty crew, who alerted the C/O. The alarm was raised and the crew notified. Read More

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