The Securewest Global Response Centre (GRC) recorded seven maritime related incidents during the reporting period of 30 December 2019 to 5 January 2020.
- 30 Dec 19 – Kidnapping – A Chemical Tanker was attacked, boarded and crew kidnapped approximately 3nm SW of Limboh Port, Cameroon.
- 30 Dec 19 – Boarding – An underway Bulk Carrier was boarded 45nm SW of Bonny, Nigeria.
- 30 Dec 19 – Attack – An MV was attacked 198nm SW of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
- 30 Dec 19 – General Security Warning – Ship detained by Iran for alledgedly smuggling fuel close to the entrance to the Strait of Hormuz.
- 31 Dec 19 – Robbery – A vessel was boarded and robbed offshore close to Libreville, Gabon.
- 2 Jan 20 – General Security Warning – Persian Gulf – The U.S. Military took decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad. Possibility of attacks against U.S. interest operating in the region.
- 2 Jan 20 – Kidnapping – Hopper Dredger attacked and members of crew kidnapped 3nm from the mouth of the Ramos river, close to Forcados terminal, Nigeria.
|Robbery: Theft from a vessel or from persons aboard the vessel.|
|General Security Warning: Incidents which do not fit in the other categories, but enhance the situational awareness, e.g. flag state advisories or an attack on a non- commercial vessel such as a warship.|
|Kidnapping: Unauthorized forcible removal of persons belonging to the vessel from it.|
|Boarding: Unauthorized boarding of a vessel by persons not part of its complement without successfully taking control of the vessel.|
|Attack: An incident where weapons are discharged by pirates or pirate paraphernalia such as ladder, grappling hook, make contact with the vessel.|