Access the latest Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing 28th November 2022.
👉 Within West Africa the M/T B OCEAN (IMO 9377834) was subject to a second hijack and fuel theft this year. Reports indicate that the vessel was boarded and temporarily hijacked before cargo being offloaded. Early reports indicate that this is highly likely to be the result of complex serious organised crime. The vessel is understood to have been conducting regular operations within the area. At this stage the recent activity against the B OCEAN does not indicate a persistent threat to commercial traffic transiting the wider region.
👉 Geopolitical tensions continue to define the maritime security narrative within the Middle Eastern Gulf with Iranian activity and sponsorship of Houthi militia continuing to present a threat to vessels calling at Yemeni ports and those associated with Israel.
👉 A recent surge in maritime crime activity within the Strait of Malacca and Singapore has seen six incidents reported within the last reporting period. Incidents continue to represent a significant uptick in activity across the past 12 months.