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IFC - Information Fusion Centre - MARSEC Weekly Report


PIRACY/ROBBERY

  • Two events reported:

  • July 26: An attempted action incident occurred on board a Singapore flagged Tug and Barge underway in Singapore Strait ;

  • July 20: A sea theft occurred on a Liberia flagged container ship while anchored at Manila Bay Quarantine Anchorage Area, Philippines (6th event since the beginning of the year in Manila) ;


  • Total events in 2020 : 63 incidents since the beginning of the year in IFC area of responsibility (compared to 45 at the same date in 2019) ;

  • Areas of interest:

  • Singapore Strait: 21 incidents in 2017, 20 in 2018, 45 in 2019, 21 in 2020 (15 events at this date in 2019) ;

  • Sulu Sea: The threat level has now been downgraded back to normal. Area remains risky. It is advisable to stay away from this area as much as possible or to write/call me before any transit if you absolutely have to transit there ;

  • Following anchorage areas:

  • Bangladesh: Chittagong;

  • India: Kakinada, Alang;

  • Indonesia: Anyer, Batam, Begawan, Belawan, Dumai, Merak, Panjang, Sandakan, Samarinda, Taboneo and Tanjung Uban;

  • Philippines: Manila, Batangas, General Santos Harbour;

  • Vietnam: Campha,  Ho Chi Minh, Vung Tau.

- CONTRABAND

  • July 25: Local authorities arrested five people attempting to smuggle 230 kg of cannabis off Pulau Beras Basah;

  • July 24: 312,450 cartons of cigarettes were uncovered in shipments from China at Manila Container Port.


- IUU


  • July 24: 18 Chinese fishers were charged with allegedly catching fish in waters around the Pratas Islands;

  • July 24: Local authorities arrested 24 foreign fishermen for illegally fishing in Sarawak waters. - MARITIME INCIDENTS

  • July 24: A boat with five fishermen was tossed by the waves causing the boat to be damaged. One fisherman is still missing while four have been rescued;

  • July 26: A general cargo vessel sunk off the coast of Penghu Islands, leaving four crew members dead, four missing and one rescued by the Taiwan Coast Guard;

  • July 27: Two cargo ships collided North off Dachen Island, China. All 11 crew were rescued;

- IHM

  • July 25: 27 Rohingya migrants coming by boat to Langkawi island have been found alive on a nearby islet with one rescued at sea.  Download the Full Report Here

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