Weekly Maritime Summary 23 – 30 December 2019

The Securewest Global Response Centre (GRC) recorded six maritime related incidents during the reporting period of 23-30 December 2019.

Maritime Incident map

  • On 23 Dec 19 – Boarding – An underway Bulk Carrier was boarded in the Singapore Strait.
  • On 24 Dec 19 – Attack – A Tanker was attacked by a skiff 183nm SW of Brass, Nigeria.
  • ON 25 Dec 19 – Boarding – An underway Tanker was boarded in the eastbound lane of the Singapore Strait.
  • On 26 Dec 19 – Migrant and Refugee – More than 60 migrants were picked up attempting to cross the English Channel in small boats to the United Kingdom.
  • On 28 Dec 19 – Attack – A vessel was attacked 218nm SSW of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
  • On 30 Dec 19 – Attack – A MV was attacked in the Gulf of Guinea, 198nm SW 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
Boarding IncidentBoarding: Unauthorized boarding of a vessel by persons not part of its complement without successfully taking control of the vessel.
Maritime AttackAttack: An incident where weapons are discharged by pirates or pirate paraphernalia such as ladder, grappling hook, make contact with the vessel.

We provide a wide range of Maritime Security and Intelligence services. For further details please contact +44 (0)1548 856 001 or email us.

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