IFC - Information Fusion Centre - MARSEC Weekly Report
- ROBBERY / PIRACY (see below for all piracy/robbery events in 2020)
25/03 : One attempted action on a Tug and Barge occurred on ship underway off Alang Anchorage, India (POS : Lat: 21°24.1'N - Long: 72° 20.2'E).
- MARITIME INCIDENTS
29/03 : Cargo ship was reported collided with fishing vessel at around 0230LT on 29 Mar in Zhoushan;
30/03 : A Japanese naval destroyer and a fishing boat have collided in the sea off Shanghai. One fisherman suffered harm during the collision. The reason for the incident is underneath;
30/03 : A ship crash between tug and fishing vessel occurred in waters 12 kilometers southeast of Songjeong in Busan.
28/03 : Sri Lanka Navy's Offshore Patrol Vessel seized a vessel carrying a large consignment of narcotics (Meth (605kg), Ketamine (579kg), Babul (200 packets)), in seas about 463 nautical miles off southern coast of the island;
21/03 : Maldives Police Service on announced the seizure of 61.06 kilograms of heroin and arrested 11 Maldivians over the course of the operation.
- ILLEGAL MIGRATION
31/03 : Human exploitation of Five Myanmar in China. The sailors were rescued on Tuesday from the Island Reefer, which docked at Zhou Shan Port in Zhejiang.
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.