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        Weekly Maritime Security Threat Assessment 28th Feb 22

        Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Assessment for the week commencing Monday 28th February 2022. 

        Denmark's Anti-Piracy Effort in the GoG Ends

        Denmark will withdraw its frigate from the Gulf of Guinea due to the current situation in Ukraine.

        Reports of Russian Navy detaining three vessels

        Reporting indicates that the Ukrainian Government and the Ukrainian Ports Authority reported three vessels have been detained by the Russian Navy in proximity to Snake (Zmiiny) Island, two of which..

        France intercepts Russian Cargo Ship

        French officials say marines patrolling the English Channel area have intercepted a cargo ship sailing under the Russian flag and escorted it to the port of Boulogne-Sur-Mer for an investigation.

        Reports of Vessels Targeted Off Ukraine

        Reporting indicates that the Ukrainian Sea Ports authority has reported two incidents involving vessels targeted approximately 23nm ESE Odessa. Currently details remain unclear however casualties are..

        Is the UN’s maritime organisation facilitating crimes at sea?

        Tens of thousands of refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea each year are captured by the EU-funded Libyan Coast Guard and sent to brutal prisons in Libya where murder, extortion and rape are common.

        Reports of Vessels Targeted off Ukraine

        Reporting has emerged regarding the targeting of several commercial vessels offshore Ukraine.

        Seafearers without permits to be poured out of Kenyan waters

        All seafarers seeking to venture into deep sea on Kenya’s territorial waters will be required to be certified by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)and the Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA).

        India Appoints 1st National Maritime Security Coordinator

        The appointment of Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar (Retd), the former vice chief of the naval staff, as the country’s first national maritime security coordinator could not have come a moment too soon...

        Oman's Maritime Security Centre signs pact with French Navy

        The Omani Maritime Security Centre (MSC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the French Navy on exchanging information in the field of maritime security.

        Weekly Maritime Security Threat Assessment 21st Feb 22

        Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Assessment for the week commencing Monday 21st February 2022. 

        The last thing Ukraine needs is a shipping crisis.

        A decision to class nearby waters as high-risk will curtail trade at the worst possible moment.

        Increased Threat of Piracy

        MDAT-GOG has been made aware that there is an increased threat of piracy activity in the following area.  Cancel this Warning on the 22nd February at 2030 UTC.

        Explosive laden boat intercepted offshore Hodeidah

        The Saudi led Coalition reportedly destroyed an explosive laden boat in the Southern Red Sea. 

        China does not have it all its way in the South China Sea

        Disputes in the South China Sea go back decades. They involve Brunei, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam, all with contesting claims.

        The ISPS Code and Modern Maritime Security

        Historically, maritime security guidelines and best practice have evolved in response to incidents or issues that have resulted in a clear gap in the provision of the procedural core function,..

        Australia to provide $26m for maritime disaster prevention in Indian Ocean

        Australia will provide 36.5 million Australian dollars (26 million U.S. dollars) over a five-year period to support maritime security and disaster management in the Northeast Indian Ocean.

        Nigerian Navy pledges continued security in Niger Delta

        The outgoing Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Eastern Naval Command, Rear Adm. S.K. Ibrahim says the Nigerian Navy will continue to provide adequate security to Critical National Assets (CNA) in the..

        Houthis renege on new deal to prevent Red Sea oil spill disaster

        The Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen on Sunday reneged on a deal to head off an environmental disaster in the Red Sea, only hours after reaching an agreement with the UN.

        Sudan export highway blockaded as protests stoked by trade woes

        Hundreds of truck drivers are stuck in a blockade of a major export route out of Sudan into Egypt, hampering exports of camels and other livestock as opposition to a military takeover has fuelled..

        Are Unmanned Surface Vehicles the Best Way to Guard Ports and Harbours?

        “Globalization” instantly brings to mind the flow of international trade that has both lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty and delivered abundant choices to consumers. 

        Increased Threat of Piracy

        MDAT-GOG has been made aware that there is an increased threat of piracy activity in the following area.  Cancel this Warning on the 12th February at 2140 UTC.

        ECOWAS urges cooperation to end illegal fishing

        West African officials say that the scourge of illegal fishing can only be addressed with a regionally united front.

        NIMASA allege sabotage of territorial water by other GoG member states

        Nigeria seeks $1.4m to bring in security ship donated by South Korea to fight piracy amidst claims of continuous sabotage of Nigeria by member states in the Gulf of Guinea. 

        Increased Threat of Piracy

        MDAT-GOG has been made aware that there is an increased threat of piracy activity in the following area.  Cancel this Warning on the 10th February at 0600 UTC.

        Lebanon Pressures Israel to Demarcate Maritime Borders

        In anticipation of US Envoy for Energy Affairs Amos Hochstein’s expected visit to Lebanon next week to discuss maritime border demarcation, Lebanon sent a letter to the UN “to shift negotiations on..

        Weekly Maritime Security Threat Assessment 7th Feb 2022

        Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Assessment for the week commencing Monday 7th February 2022. 

        US to send destroyer, fighter jets to UAE amid Houthi attacks

        The Yemen-based rebel group has claimed three missile and drone attacks on the UAE since January 17.

        What can be learned from the IUU Fishing-Piracy Nexus?

        Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing is an overarching term which refers to a combination of illicit fishing practices. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)..

        IRAN’S PATTERN OF PENETRATION IN LATIN AMERICA

        When two Iranian warships steamed around the southern tip of Africa in early June 2021, in a possible voyage to Venezuela, alarm bells rang throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. What once..

        Africa at the Mercy of Private Security Companies

        With slim pickings in the Middle East after a Western withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan, Africa is the new feeding ground for private military and security companies (PMSC). And despite the..

        ISIS Expansion in Mozambique Increases Terrorist Group’s Threat

        Large-scale terrorist attacks similar to those perpetrated against the United States on September 11, 2001, have since declined, leading perhaps to a sense of complacency among Western countries that..

        Unique opportunities for foreign investors in the Niger Delta

        Since the discovery of crude oil in Oloibiri, Nigeria’s present Bayelsa State in 1956 and its subsequent elevation as the main stable of the nation’s economy, there have been myriads of agitations in..