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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

Piracy Incident Report: Bangladesh

Posted: 25th Jun 2015

Written by: Allmode

During heavy rainfall, the duty crew on-board an anchored container vessel noticed robbers
attempting to enter the accommodation. Read More

Piracy Incident Report: Oman

Posted: 16th Jun 2015

Written by: Allmode

An MV reported that two white hulled skiffs, each with two engines, approached at high speed. Read More

Advisory 050: Solas III/17-1

Posted: 16th Jun 2015

Written by: Allmode

With the broadening and deepening issue of large scale irregular migration by sea near the top of all prudent shipping companies’ agenda (see Allmode Best management Practices For Large Scale Rescue Operations At Sea) it is worthw... Read More

Advisory 051: South East Asia & BMP

Posted: 16th Jun 2015

Written by: Allmode

In light of the 4 recent hijacks (or disappearances suspected as hijacks) of Product Tankers and Cargo vessels in the South China Sea/SE Asia, it is worthwhile revisiting the security situation in the region - and to outline recom... Read More

Piracy Incident Report: Colombia

Posted: 11th Jun 2015

Written by: Allmode

The Duty AB on routine rounds, on-board an anchored Product Tanker, noticed the paint store’s padlock broken. Upon checking, he found that ship’s stores were missing. The Port Control were informed. Read More

Piracy Incident Report: Nigeria

Posted: 11th Jun 2015

Written by: Allmode

.Six pirates armed with guns approached a drifting vessel in their speed boat and boarded.
They assaulted three duty crew members one of whom was injured. Read More

Piracy Incident Report: Gulf of Guinea

Posted: 5th Jun 2015

Written by: Allmode

A vessel transiting from Lome/Togo to Luba/Equatorial Guinea detected on radar a boat without AIS identification and navigation light approaching. Read More

Piracy Incident Report: Ivory Coast

Posted: 5th Jun 2015

Written by: Allmode

On the 22nd May 2015, a vessel at anchor reported that 2 armed robbers in a wooden boat used by local fishermen approached their vessel. Read More

Advisory: Yemen

Posted: 1st Jun 2015

Written by: Allmode

On May 27th 2015, Saudi-led warplanes and ships bombed Yemen’s largest military port of Al Hudaydah, which is home to a large naval base which is aligned with the Iran-allied Houthis
militia. Read More

Piracy Incident Report: India

Posted: 1st Jun 2015

Written by: Allmode

A vessel reported that they had been approached by 1 white skiff to within 50 metres, at speeds
of up to 18 knots. Read More

Allmode Advisory: Large Scale Irregular Migration

Posted: 18th May 2015

Written by: Allmode

It can be seen that the number of migrants is rising exponentially. The two recent peaks allude to the driving factor behind migration into Europe via the Mediterranean: unrest in the Middle East and North Africa. Read More

Allmode Advisory: Libya

Posted: 15th May 2015

Written by: Allmode

Advisory Type: Cargo ship bombed off Libya Read More

Piracy Incident Report: Bahamas

Posted: 11th May 2015

Written by: Allmode

On the evening of Friday 1st May at approx. 10:00pm LT, a 51 year old British man named Gary Vanhoeck was shot dead on his yacht in the Bahamas. Read More

Piracy Incident Report: High Risk Area

Posted: 7th May 2015

Written by: Allmode

An MV reported being approached by 4 skiffs at a speed of 20 knots in the Arabian Sea. Read More

Allmode Advisory 045: STCW Security Requirements

Posted: 22nd Apr 2015

Written by: Allmode

As of 1st July 2015 any crew member that works a duty or stands a watch without valid PDSD certification, will be missing a component part of their mandatory STCW. Read More

Allmode Advisory: Costa Rica

Posted: 20th Apr 2015

Written by: Allmode

Costa Rica is a country located in Central America that has unlimited tourist potential and is ranked as one of the most visited international destinations. One of Costa Rica’s main sources of income is tourism. Read More

Advisory: Yemen Update

Posted: 14th Apr 2015

Written by: Allmode

BIMCO have advised that all navigation into Yemen’s territorial waters has been banned as of the 13th April and all ships should expect to be inspected and approved by Saudi-led coalition forces. Read More

Allmode Advisory: Environmental Activism

Posted: 13th Apr 2015

Written by: Allmode

On the 6th April 2015, activists from the Environmental Pressure group, Greenpeace, scaled and boarded the drilling platform, Polar Pioneer.
. Read More

Piracy Incident Report: Guinea

Posted: 10th Apr 2015

Written by: Allmode

Six robbers in a blue-hulled fishing boat, approached and attempted to board an anchored
Container ship using a hook attached to a long pole. Read More

Piracy Incident Report: Red Sea

Posted: 5th Mar 2015

Written by: Allmode

An MV transiting in conditions of reduced visibility to 2nm, reported seeing 2 white skiffs with 5 POB in each skiff, on the port side some 300 metres away. Read More

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