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IFC - Information Fusion Centre - MARSEC Weekly Report


Highlights:

A. ROBBERY / PIRACY :

  • 1 suspicious approach on french flagged tanker underway in Singapore Strait (09 Mar - during the night).

B. MARITIME INCIDENTS :

  • A container ship reportedly collided with pilot boat while entering Taipei Port, Taiwan, on arrival from Taichung Taiwan causing one death and one person missing (09 Mar).

C. CONTRABAND :

  • Thai Maritime Enforcement Command Center (THAI-MECC) announced that 319.6 kg of ICE have been found at sea off Trat province

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Reminder about Singapore strait transit protection measures :

  • Take a previous contact before any transit in Singapore strait (sectors 7 to 9) with Singaporean authorities and timely reporting any suspicious activity : https://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/portal/home/port-of-singapore/operations/vessel-traffic-information-system-vtis/operational-areas ;

  • Increase vigilance in watch-keeping and deploy additional lookout ;

  • Be wary of suspicious small boats approaching. Take photo of the suspicious boat and send to me as soon as possible ;

  • Use CCTV cameras for coverage of vulnerable areas (if available) ;

  • Keep ship's whistle, search lights and fog horn ready for immediate use ;

  • Secure or lift external ladders to prevent their use and to restrict external access to the bridge ;

  • Deploy Self-Protection Measures (SPM) eg. Rig the water spray hoses and foam monitors in a fixed position. Evasive manoeuvres have also been proven to deter perpetrators in the areas of concern ;

  • Secure all doors and hatches providing access to the accommodation and machinery spaces ;

  • Rig safety precautionary measures on the anchor cable hawse pipe while anchored.


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