Access the latest Triton Scout Maritime Security Threat Assessment for the week commencing Monday 20th December. 

On the 18th of December the IMB issued a warning that there would be a potential increase in piracy attacks in the coming days within ECOWAS Zone F. In addition, there were three MDAT GOG increased risk of piracy warnings issued this week. The most recent was issued on the 18th of December regard- ing an increased risk of piracy warning offshore in south zone E and west zone D for the next 48 hours.

These warnings follow a kidnapping event 46nm SW Luba which resulted in 6 kidnapped crew on the December 13th. In addition, amidst renewed atten- tion on oil bunkering within Nigeria, the Nigerian Navy arrested 20 suspected crude oil thieves in the Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa.

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