Weekly Maritime Summary 31 August – 6 September 2020

The Securewest International Global Response Centre (GRC) recorded five maritime related incidents during the reporting period of 31 August – 6 September 2020.

Maritime Incidents Summary

  • 31-AUG-20 – Suspicious Approach – An underway tanker was approached by two skiffs approximately 25nm SE of Perim Island. The skiffs aborted their approach upon seeing the vessel’s security team onboard
  • 02-SEP-20 – Migrant and Refugee Incident – 409 migrants crossed the English Channel to reach UK shores in small boats
  • 03-SEP-20 – General Security Warning – MDAT GOG have released a security warning: Information indicates an armed group from Rivers State, are planning a piracy attack against vessels in area D
  • 03-SEP-20 – Boarding – An anchored yacht was boarded while the owners slept on board near Young Islands in St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • 04-SEP-20 – General Security Warning – It has been reported to UKMTO that Iranian military forces will be conducting a military exercise with a possible live missile, gun or rocket firing and GPS jamming between 0130 UTC 04 SEP 20 and 1830 UTC 10 SEP 20 in the Gulf of Oman REA


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.
Suspicious ApproachSuspicious Approach: All other unexplained activity in close proximity by an unknown vessel.
Maritime warningGeneral 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.

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