Weekly Maritime Summary 25 – 31 October 2022

The Securewest International Global Response Centre (GRC) recorded 13 maritime related incidents during the reporting period of 25 – 31 October 2022.

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The following incidents were recorded:

  • 25-OCT-22 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – 135 migrants intercepted in the Mediterranean Sea by private search and rescue ship HUMANITY 1.
  • 25-OCT-22 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – More than 103 migrants intercepted by Turkish Coast Guard in the Aegean.
  • 25-OCT-22 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – 1150 migrants intercepted and rescued off the coast of Sicily.
  • 26-OCT-22 – Drugs Interdiction – Cocaine worth approximately $26 million seized from drug traffickers in the Caribbean Sea.
  • 27-OCT-22 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – 55 Cuban migrants arrive on islands off the Florida Keys.
  • 27-OCT-22 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – GEO BARENTS rescues more than 260 people in Mediterranean.
  • 28-OCT-22 – General Security Warning – North Korea fires two ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan.
  • 28-OCT-22 – Drugs Interdiction – 400kg of hashish at the port of Ceuta, Spain.
  • 29-OCT-22 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – At least 89 migrants drowned after refugee boat sinks off Syria.
  • 29-OCT-22 – Drugs Interdiction – Nearly £122 million worth of liquid methamphetamine seized by Hong Kong officials.
  • 29-OCT-22 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – Cuban Border Guard vessel and migrant boat collide killing five migrants.
  • 29-OCT-22 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – Nearly 1,000 migrants cross the English Channel in a single day.
  • 31-OCT-22 – Drugs Interdiction – Maltese Customs officials discover 610kg of cocaine hidden in a shipment of bananas.


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.
Drugs InterdictionDrugs Interdiction: Focused on interrupting illegal drugs smuggled by sea, usually a large number of drugs are seized.
Maritime warningGeneral Security Warning: Warnings/Incidents which do not fit in the other categories but enhance the situational awareness.

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