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Securewest: Maritime Security Incidents 12-18 August 2019

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Securewest International is the leading provider of worldwide security services, specializing in travel risk management for personnel at sea and ashore. Each week the Securewest Global Response Centre (GRC) provides a summary of recorded maritime incidents of interest to private and commercial seafarers around the world.

During the reporting period 12 - 18 August 2019, the Securewest Global Response Centre (GRC) recorded three maritime related incidents :


12 August 2019

Robbery - Barge towed by the tug PERMATA 1 was robbed in Singapore Starit, approximately 9nm WSW of the Port of Singapore.

Hijacking - MV was hijacked in the vicinity of Lome, Togo, exact position unknown.

14 August 2019

Boarding -Berthed supply vessel was boarded in Port of Onne, Nigeria.

Attack - LPG Tanker JOSEPH WISDOM was attacked, approximately 86 nm ESE of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. 

15 August 2019

Kidnapping - Bulk carrier VICTORY C was attacked, nine crew members were kidnapped approximately 14nm SW of Port of Douala, Cameroon.

Kidnapping - Eight crew members were kidnapped from a general cargo vessel MARMALAITA at Port of Douala Anchorage, Cameroon.

17 August 2019

Attack - MV was attacked approximately 49nm SE of Brass, Nigeria.

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Securewest International has specialized in global risk management since 1987 and is now a leading provider of worldwide security services. Our people are among the most qualified and experienced in the industry, with thousands of successful project days in the most hostile countries worldwide.

We offer fully integrated solutions drawing on our in-house Maritime Travel Risk, Intelligence, Land, Risk Consulting, QHSSE and Response teams.

QHSSE is an essential and measurable component of our service offering. Securewest has invested significant time and resources in developing a market leading standard in this important domain and in accordance with Best Practice. Securewest is LRQA ISO 9001; ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 28000:2007 certified.

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