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IFC - Information Fusion Centre - MARSEC Weekly Report


Highlights:

A. ROBBERY / PIRACY

  • 23/03 : One Attempted Action reported on a Product Tanker berthed in CAIP Terminal, Batangas Port, Philippines (POS : 13°43'24N Long: 121° 3'23.93"E).

B. MARITIME INCIDENTS

  • 16/03 : Taiwanese government vessels were collided by speedboats off Little Kinemon, Taiwan, while they were driving off fishing vessel and removing illegal fishing nets;

  • 19/03 : General cargo ship collided with a small boat off Awaji Island in Japan, but no injuries or damage was reported;

  • 20/03 : Two general cargo ships collided in Nagoya Port in Japan but no injuries or significant damages were reported.

C. CONTRABAND

  • 23/03 : Indonesian authorities intercepted a motor boat carrying one ton of cyanide

D. ILLEGAL MIGRATION

  • 21/03 : Taiwan Coast Guard arrested 31 stowaways aboard a fishing boat in the waters of Pingtung County and two suspect has been detained for being linked to a smuggling ring.

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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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