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          Weekly Maritime Security Threat Assessment w/c Monday 25th October

          As of the 25th of October, one incident has been reported 86nm SW Agbami Terminal with one vessel understood to have been boarded. In addition, MDAT GOG have issued an alert for an increased risk of..

          Sudan Prime Minister arrested and detained amid reports of an apparent coup

          Sudan Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and his wife Muna Abdallah have been arrested and taken to an undisclosed location, the prime minister's economic advisor Adam Hireka told CNN Monday, in events..

          Vessel Boarding 86nm SW Agbami Terminal

          Reporting indicates that the containership MSC LUCIA has been boarded by an unknown number of attackers 86nm SW Agbami Terminal. A naval vessel is inbound.  The incident is understood to be ongoing. 

          MDAT - GoG Increased Threat of Piracy

          MDAT-GOG is aware that the piracy threat remains high in the area defined by the following points:

          Portugal seizes cocaine worth $232m on board yacht in Atlantic Ocean

          Portuguese and Spanish authorities have seized 5.2 tons of cocaine from a sailboat on the high seas and arrested three suspects, in Portugal’s largest drug bust in 15 years and a world-record haul..

          Turkish shipyard launches mass production of fast patrol boats

          Private Turkish shipyard Ares has begun mass production of a batch of 122 fast patrol boats for the country’s Coast Guard Command and the General Directorate of Security, the company announced.

          Suspicious Vessel - 233nm South Lomé

          THE IMB PRC RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FROM ECOWAS MMCC ZONE F.

          Suspicious Approach - 8nm NW Perim, Yemen

          UKMTO reporting indicates that a vessel was approached within the Bab al Mandab Strait, 8nm NW Perim Island. Reporting states that the single craft contained 6 persons. Ladders were sighted. AST..

          Kenya reject UN court judgment giving Somalia control of rich waters

          Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, has rejected a decision by the UN’s highest court to grant Somalia control of disputed waters in the Indian Ocean, saying it would “strain relations” between the..