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        Weekly Maritime Security Threat Assessment 24th Jan 2022

        Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Assessment for the week commencing Monday 24th January 2022. 

        1 dead, 2 injured as militants attack Universal Energy Resources in Akwa Ibom

        The Police Command in Akwa Ibom has confirmed the killing of one person and injury to two others, as militants allegedly attacked Universal Energy Resources Ltd. (UERL), in Unyenge, Mbo Local..

        EU Renews its Commitment to Anti-Piracy Patrols in Gulf of Guinea

        The European Union (EU) intends to carry on with the deployment of its member states' warships in the Gulf of Guinea to stem the recurring menace of piracy.

        Linking maritime governance with maritime security

        For centuries, oceans—covering more than 70 percent of our planet—have been and still continue to be a major source of food, energy, and livelihoods.

        Suspicious Sighting

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        NIMASA, NDLEA Close Ranks Against Illicit Drugs

        The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have agreed to strengthen cooperation in the execution of their respective mandates in..

        Lamu port expansion could expose Kenya to more crime

        Kenya’s $3.6 billion ports master plan will transform the country’s sea, lake and dry ports over the next 30 years. Modern ports that comply with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) codes..

        Increased Risk of Piracy

         MDAT-GOG has been made aware that there is an increased threat of piracy activity in the following area.  Cancel this Warning 24 to 48 hours after release.

        Armed Groups Clash in Libyan Capital

        Clashes reportedly broke out in Libya's Capital between rival armed groups near the port of Tripoli.   

        EU anti-piracy mission risks ejection from Somalia

        The EU's flagship naval operation risks losing permission to pursue pirates in Somalia's waters due to local politics.

        Weekly Maritime Security Threat Assessment 17th Jan 2022

        Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Assessment for the week commencing Monday 17th January 2022. 

        Suspected drone attack in Abu Dhabi kills 3, wounds 6

        A possible drone attack may have sparked an explosion that struck three oil tankers in Abu Dhabi and another fire at an extension of Abu Dhabi International Airport on Monday that killed three people..

        BIMCO Urges Gulf of Guinea States to Crack Down on Piracy

        Shipping organization BIMCO is urging states in the Gulf of Guinea region to take responsibility and step-up prosecution efforts when pirates are apprehended by international navies, following the..

        Yemen’s Houthis reject UN call to free UAE-flagged ship

        Yemeni Houthi rebels have rejected a UN request to release an Emirati-flagged vessel they seized earlier this month, along with its 11-member crew, saying the ship was carrying “military assets”.

        Increased Threat of Piracy

        MDAT-GOG has been made aware that there is an increased threat of piracy activity in the following area for the next 48 hours.

        Live Firing Restricted Zone - Libya

        A Libyan Coast Guard prohibited zone is currently in place offshore of Derna for live firing exercises. 

        ASEAN resurgence in regional security?

        In recent years, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations has been struggling to maintain its unity and “centrality” in regional security affairs. ASEAN cannot attain “centrality” without unity,..

        UN requests inspection of Yemen ports

        The UN has requested an inspection of Hodeidah ports following claims that they have been used for military purposes.

        UAE is hub for companies helping Venezuela avoid U.S. oil sanctions

        In June, the United States imposed sanctions on half a dozen oil tankers managed by established shipping firms. It was a major escalation of American attempts to choke off Venezuela’s oil trade.

        West Africa: the decline of piracy in 2021

        The Gulf of Guinea has been the global epicentre of maritime crime and piracy for some time now. However, throughout 2021 the well-established trend of increasing incidents, often involving the..

        Smuggled Iranian fuel and secret night-time transfers

        The secret transfers usually take place at night to evade detection by regional coast guards. The ships anchor in the Persian Gulf just outside the territorial limits of the United Arab Emirates, and..

        The Nature and Scope of Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing and Fisheries Crime in Cameroon

        The fisheries sector matters for Cameroon’s maritime security since it makes a significant contribution to the economy, food security and local livelihoods.

        Weekly Maritime Security Threat Assessment 10th Jan 2022

        Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Assessment for the week commencing Monday 10th January 2022. 

        Houthi Actions Turn Yemen Ports Into Legitimate Targets

        The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said it thinks the use by Houthi forces of two ports as military bases would turn them into legitimate military targets, coalition spokesman Brigadier..

        Yemen Houthis say Saudi-led coalition diverted fuel ship

        The Yemen Petroleum Company (YPC) on Wednesday said the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Houthis had diverted to a Saudi port a fifth fuel vessel heading for the Houthi-controlled port of..

        Suspicious Approach - 30nm west of port Saleef

        UKMTO reporting indicates that an M/V has reported a close approach by an unknown craft 30nm west of port Saleef.

        Drug smuggling: customs seizes N1.4bn tramadol at Seme

        The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme Area Command, said it has intercepted some items suspected to be tramadol capsules concealed in adult diapers in a container.

        Samah & Al Dhahra fields to ESidra port: closure notice

        The NOC has announced that beginning midnight of Sunday, January 2, 2022, and at 00:01, to conduct the necessary maintenance operations for the main crude oil pumping line linking between Samah & Al..

        Weekly Maritime Security Threat Assessment 3rd Jan 2022

        Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Assessment for the week commencing Monday 3rd January 2022. 

        Houthis seize 'hostile' vessel off Yemen which Saudis say carried medical equipment

        The Iran-aligned Houthi movement that controls most of northern Yemen hijacked a United Arab Emirates-flagged cargo vessel engaged in "hostile acts" but which the Saudis said was carrying hospital..

        Somalia’s allies fear instability as political crisis deepens

        Intensifying row between president and prime minister sparks concerns as the country struggles to hold long-delayed elections.

        Vessel Detained - 23nm West Ras Isa Marine terminal

        Reporting indicates that a MV has been attacked offshore of Ras Isa Marine Terminal