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IFC - Information Fusion Centre - MARSEC Weekly Report


1. Highlights:

-- PIRACY/ROBBERY/MARITIM TERRORISM

  • 2 sea thefts events have been reported the previous week:

  • 26 Jun – Sea Theft/ MV CAPTAINYANNIS L/ Bulk Carrier/ Marshall Islands Flagged/ Anchored/ Muara Berau Anchorage, Indonesia;

  • 04 Sep – Sea Theft/ AAL NANJING/ General Cargo Ship/ Liberia Flagged/ Anchored/ Manila OPL Anchorage, Philippines; 


  • Total events in 2020 : 78 incidents since the beginning of the year in IFC area of responsibility (compared to 57 at the same date in 2019);


  • Areas of interest:

  • Singapore Strait: 21 incidents in 2017, 20 in 2018, 45 in 2019 (21 events at this date), 23 in 2020;

  • Sulu Sea: 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, Muara Berau, Panjang, Sandakan, Samarinda, Taboneo and Tanjung Uban;

  • Philippines: Manila, Bauan/Batangas, General Santos Harbour;

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


- CS


  • Apr 12 (late report): The Pingtung District Prosecutors' Office of Taïwan said it has busted a drug trafficking ring and confiscated more than 1 tonne of heroin (395Kg) and Meth (645Kg), with an estimated market value of US$338.74 million;  - IHM

  • Sept 07: 297 migrants were found on the beach of Indonesia Aceh's province by local authorities; 


- MARITIME INCIDENTS

  • Sept 07: A tanker suffered an explosion off Dung Quat Port, Vietnam, leading to one dead and 11 rescued.

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