Weekly Maritime Summary 21 – 27 Sept 2021

The Securewest International Global Response Centre (GRC) recorded 9 maritime related incidents during the reporting period of 21 – 27 Sept 2021.

Maritime Incident map

The following incidents were recorded:

  • 21-SEP-21 – Boarding – Anchored tanker boarded at Balikpapan Anchorage, Indonesia.
  • 21-SEP-21 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – 194 migrants intercepted in English Channel.
  • 21-SEP-21 – Drugs Interdiction – 181kg of cocaine and heroin seized in Dover, United Kingdom.
  • 22-SEP-21 – Migrant and Refugee – Eight suspected migrants found dead in Almeria, Spain.
  • 22-SEP-21 – Migrant and Refugee – 459 migrants intercepted in the English Channel.
  • 23-SEP-21 – General Security Warning – MDAT GoG released warning notice 001/SEP/2021. – Link
  • 23-SEP-21 – Robbery – Unlocked dinghy with outboard was stolen in Anse La Roche Bay, Grenada.
  • 23-SEP-21 – Drugs Interdiction – 8kg of cocaine seized in Port of Tanger-Med Morocco.
  • 26-SEP-21 – Suspicious Approach – MV approached 190nm S of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
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.
Robbery IncidentRobbery: Theft from a vessel or from persons aboard the vessel.
Boarding IncidentBoarding: Unauthorized boarding of a vessel by persons not part of its complement without successfully taking control of the vessel.
Drugs InterdictionDrugs Interdiction: Focused on interrupting illegal drugs smuggled by sea, usually a large number of drugs are seized.
Suspicious ApproachSuspicious Approach: All other unexplained activity in close proximity by an unknown vessel.
Maritime warningGeneral Security Warning: Warnings/Incidents which do not fit in the other categories but enhance the situational awareness.

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