Weekly Maritime Summary 29 March – 4 April 2022

The Securewest International Global Response Centre (GRC) recorded 12 maritime related incidents during the reporting period of 29 March – 4 April 2022.

Maritime Incident map

The following incidents were recorded:

  • 29-MAR-22 – Drugs Interdiction – USCG seize 79kg of cocaine off the USVI.
  • 31-MAR-22 – Drugs Interdiction – USCG offload $223m worth of illegal drugs after operations in the Pacific.
  • 31-MAR-22 – Drugs Interdiction – 400kg of cocaine seized in Adelaide, Australia.
  • 31-MAR-22 – Drugs Interdiction – Large amount of drugs seized at Belfast Harbour, Northern Ireland.
  • 01-APR-22 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – 74 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean.
  • 02-APR-22 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – 25 migrants die attempting to reach the Canary Islands.
  • 02-APR-22 – Robbery – Anchored vehicle carrier robbed off Batangas, Philippines.
  • 02-APR-22 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – Libyan Coastguard rescue 316 migrants.
  • 03-APR-22 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – More than 90 people drown off Libya attempting crossing to Europe.
  • 03-APR-22 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – Police intercept 133 migrants in Morocco.
  • 03-APR-22 – Boarding – Vessel boarded in the Gulf of Guinea.
  • 03-APR-22 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – USCG suspend search for missing migrants in the Florida Keys.
Drugs InterdictionDrugs Interdiction: Focused on interrupting illegal drugs smuggled by sea, usually a large number of drugs are seized.
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.

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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