Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Advisory for the week commencing Monday 11th April 2022. 

👉 Dominican Republic flagged vessel M.V. AZBURG was fired upon, and sunk by Russian armed forces after it was struck by two missile shells a day earlier.

👉 10 April, Russian state media claimed that a patrol vessel of the Russian Navy’s Black Sea Fleet opened fire on and damaged the Turkish owned, Maltese flagged bulk carrier Apache in the Sea of Azov. The Russian state media, which is an inherently unreliable source, claimed that the vessel was trying to evacuate leaders of Ukraine’s Azov Battalion from Mariupol’s water- front. Apache’s intermittent AIS signal provides no indication on whether she attempted to enter Mariupol.

👉 NATO advises that there is a persistent threat of drifting mines in the Southwest Black Sea. The report follows the deactivation of a fourth unsophisticated drifting mine near the Island of Kefken in the Southwest Black Sea.

👉 Coastal states continue to conduct mine surveillance activity to ensure safe passage.

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