Two events to report this week : One Attempted boarding on 16th, one aborted attack on the 21st.
Masters are requested to call MDAT-GoG (+33 298 228888) at the time of any incident occurring. This phone number is monitored permanently (24/7).
The MDAT-GOG has been in operation since 20 June 16. Some vessels / masters are still attempting to register with the now closed MTISC-GOG. Masters and CSOs are urged to ensure they have the correct details; that can be found on SHOM Chart 8801CSD or UKHO Chart Q6114, 30 June 2016, to allow them to report their vessels when transiting the revised Vessel Registration Area (VRA), also described on both security charts with the MDAT-GOG, using the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF INFORMATION Naval Oceanic and Hydrographic Service (SHOM) NATO Maritime Command (MARCOM) NATO Shipping Centre – Alert Details NATO Shipping Centre – Piracy Update Best Management Practice (BMP) Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Middle East Navigation Aids Service (MENAS) United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) IMB Live Piracy Reports.