Weekly Maritime Summary 27 December 2022 – 02 January 2023

The Securewest International Global Response Centre (GRC) recorded 13 maritime related incidents during the reporting period of 27 December 2022 – 02 January 2023.

Maritime Incident Map

The following incidents were recorded:

  • 27-DEC-22 – Drugs Interdiction – Four tonnes of drugs seized by French navy in the Arabian Sea.
  • 27-DEC-22 – Robbery – Offshore vessel boarded and robbed in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 27-DEC-22 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – 24 Haitian migrants come ashore in Florida, USA.
  • 27-DEC-22 – Robbery – Attempted theft of locked dinghy from Bridgetown, Barbados.
  • 27-DEC-22 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – Four migrant bodies recovered after incident off Tunisia.
  • 28-DEC-22 – Robbery – Offshore supply vessel robbed in the Bay of Campeche.
  • 28-DEC-22 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – Turkey rescues 81 migrants in the Aegean Sea.
  • 30-DEC-22 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – Boat with 700 Europe-bound migrants intercepted off Libya.
  • 30-DEC-22 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – 21 migrants arrive ashore at Florida Keys state park.
  • 30-DEC-22 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – 13 Moroccans drown trying to reach The Canary Islands.
  • 31-DEC-22 – General Security Warning – North Korea fires three ballistic missiles into the East Sea.
  • 31-DEC-22 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – Two migrants die and 232 rescued after boat capsizes off Lebanon.
  • 02-JAN-23 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – 300 migrants make landings at Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida, USA.


Drugs Interdiction SmallDrugs Interdiction: Focused on interrupting illegal drugs smuggled by sea, usually a large number of drugs are seized.
Robbery SmallRobbery: Theft from a vessel or from persons aboard the vessel.
Migrants and refugee incidents SmallMigrant 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.
General Security Warning SmallGeneral Security Warning: Warnings/Incidents which do not fit in the other categories but enhance the situational awareness.

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