Weekly Maritime Summary 12 - 18 August 2019
The Securewest Global Response Centre (GRC) recorded seven maritime related incidents during the reporting period of 12-18 August 2019. Two kidnappings, one hijacking, two attacks and one boarding were reported in Gulf of Guinea. One robbery was reported in the Singapore Strait.
12-August-2019 - Robbery - Barge towed by the tug PERMATA 1 was robbed in Singapore Starit, approximately 9nm WSW of the Port of Singapore.
12-August-2019 - Hijacking - MV was hijacked in the vicinity of Lome, Togo, exact position unknown.
14-August-2019 - Boarding -Berthed supply vessel was boarded in Port of Onne, Nigeria.
14-August-2019 - Attack - LPG Tanker JOSEPH WISDOM was attacked, approximately 86 nm ESE of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
15-August-2019 - Kidnapping - Bulk carrier VICTORY C was attacked, nine crew members were kidnapped approximately 14nm SW of Port of Douala, Cameroon.
15-August-2019 - Kidnapping - Eight crew members were kidnapped from a general cargo vessel MARMALAITA at Port of Douala Anchorage, Cameroon.
17-August-2019 - Attack - MV was attacked approximately 49nm SE of Brass, Nigeria.
|Attack: An incident where weapons are discharged by pirates or pirate paraphernalia such as ladder, grappling hook, make contact with the vessel|
|Boarding: Unauthorized boarding of a vessel by persons not part of its complement without successfully taking control of the vessel|
|Robbery: Theft from a vessel or from persons aboard the vessel|
|Kidnapping: Unauthorized forcible removal of persons belonging to the vessel from it|
|Hijacking: Unauthorized seizure and retention of a vessel by persons not part of its complement|
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