Weekly Maritime Summary 4 – 10 Jan 2022

The Securewest International Global Response Centre (GRC) recorded 10 maritime related incidents during the reporting period of 4 – 10 Jan 2022.

Maritime Incidents

The following incidents were recorded:

  • 04-JAN-22: Maritime Information Advisory – A U.S. Maritime Advisory was advisory was issued: Piracy/Armed Robbery/Kidnapping for Ransom (KFR) serve as a significant threat to U.S. flagged vessels transiting or operating in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG), and U.S. mariners onboard a vessel or transiting to or from a vessel in the GoG. – Link
  • 04-JAN-22: Migrant and Refugee Incident – The United Kingdom RNLI landed 60 migrants in the Port of Dover after rescue in the English Channel.
  • 04-JAN-22: Migrant and Refugee Incident – Vessel Louise Michel rescues over 100 migrants off the coast of Tunisia.
  • 04-JAN-22: Migrant and Refugee Incident – US and Moroccan naval boats rescue 103 migrants 40nm miles off the Moroccan coast.
  • 05-JAN-22: Approach – An MV reported a close approach by an unknown craft 30nm W of Port Saleef, Yemen.
  • 05-JAN-22: Migrant and Refugee Incident – Authorities intercept 105 migrants off the coast off Tarfaya, Morocco.
  • 07-JAN-22: Boarding- Underway tanker BLUE SEA boarded in the Singapore Straits.
  • 08-JAN-22: Maritime Information Advisory – The UKMTO issued notice 002/JAN/2022 advising that Live Firing Practice will take place between 0400 and 1700 UTC from 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, and 31 Jan 2022 in the Arabian Sea south of Karachi, Pakistan. Link
  • 09-JAN-22: Robbery – A tanker was robbed at Monrovia Anchorage, Liberia.
  • 10-JAN-22: Migrant and Refugee Incident – UK Border Force and RNLI rescue around 100 migrants from the English Channel
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.
Boarding IncidentBoarding: Unauthorized boarding of a vessel by persons not part of its complement without successfully taking control of the vessel.
ApproachApproach: Any event that is suspicious enough to warrant consideration and includes actions by a suspicious vessel closing on a steady bearing, having a very close CPA, and/or pirate paraphernalia/weapons clearly seen on display as a show of force.
Maritime Information Advisory iconMaritime Information Advisory: Notable maritime updates e.g., Military exercises, Curfews and Advisories.

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