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IFC - Information Fusion Centre - MARSEC Weekly Report


1. Highlights:

PIRACY/ROBBERY/MARITIM TERRORISM

  • No event reported the previous week;

  • Total events in 2020 : 64 incidents since the beginning of the year in IFC area of responsibility (compared to 49 at the same date in 2019);

  • Areas of interest:

  • Singapore Strait: 21 incidents in 2017, 20 in 2018, 45 in 2019, 21 in 2020 (18 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 21: The Indonesian police foiled a transnational drug syndicate's attempt to smuggle 200 kilograms crystal methamphetamine from Myanmar into Jakarta;

  • August 10:

  • Local authorities apprehended a cargo vessel carrying 650,000 boxes of cigarettes attempting to smuggle to Malaysia from Vietnam;

  • The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence's Mumbai unit has seized 191kilos of heroin, a banned narcotic from a container at Navi Mumbai's Nhava Sheva Port.


- IUU

  • August 8: Local authorities arrested two vietnamese fishing vessels and 31 foreign fishermen for illegally fishing off Muara Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia;

  • August 10: Local authorities apprehended three vietnamese vessels fishing illegally off Laut Island, North Natuna Sea, Indonesia.

- MARITIME INCIDENTS

  • August 5: Three fishermen went missing after a boat capsized at Elamkunnapuzha in Ernakulam on 05 Aug;

  • August 10: Three crew of tanker reportedly, died of suffocation in a cargo tank, on 10 Aug, at Calaca, Batangas, southwest Luzon, Philippines. 

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