Weekly Maritime Summary 11 – 17 May 2020

The Securewest Global Response Centre (GRC) recorded seven maritime related incidents during the reporting period of 11 – 17 May 2020:

Maritime Incidents

  • 11-MAY-20 – Robbery – A MV was robbed in Takoradi Port, Ghana. It was reported that the robbers stole one of the ships life rafts
  • 14-MAY-20 – Robbery – A MV was robbed in Conakry anchorage, Guinea. Four intruders climbed aboard the MV and robbed the ship and crew of money, personal items and mobile phones
  • 14-MAY-20 – General Security Warning – The vessel MV NIGERIA GRANDE, reported suspicious activity approximately 117 nm SSE of Lome, Togo. MV observed a vessel approximately 80 m in length towing two skiffs
  • 15-MAY-20 – Robbery – The tugboat DOLPHIN I while underway towing KIM HENG 191 barge was boarded and robbed in the Straits of Malacca
  • 16-MAY-20 – Hijacking – Fishing vessel HAILUFENG has been hijacked approximately 120nm SSE of Lome in the Gulf of Guinea
  • 16-MAY-20 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – UK Border Force officers intercepted six boats carrying 90 migrants in the English Channel
  • 17-MAY-20 – Attack – A MV was attacked approximately 94 nm ESE of the port of Mukalla, Yemen


Migrant IncidentMigrant 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.
Maritime AttackAttack: An incident where weapons are discharged by pirates or pirate paraphernalia such as ladders or grappling hooks make contact with the vessel.
Maritime warningGeneral 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.
Hijacking incidentHijacking: Unauthorized seizure and retention of a vessel by persons not part of its complement.
Robbery IncidentRobbery: Theft from a vessel or from persons aboard the vessel.

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