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IFC - Information Fusion Centre - MARSEC Weekly Report 3-9 OCT 20

Fecha de la noticias: 12/10/2020 • Publicada: 12/10/2020 

Oct 09, 2020 12:00 am

1. Highlights:


  • One sea theft?on?a Singapore flagged Bulk Carrier "PACIFIC AURORA" while?anchored at Kakinada, India;
  • Total events in 2020?:?85?incidents since the beginning of the year in IFC area of responsibility (compared to 66 at the same?date in 2019).
  • Areas of interest:
    • Singapore Strait (and in vicinity): 21 incidents in 2017, 20 in 2018,?45?in 2019,?26?in 2020;
    • Sulu Sea: No successful kidnapping of merchant vessels in this area since the attack on SUPER SHUTTLE TUG 1 in March 2017, but the latest maritime event was on a fishing vessel in January 2020. It is more likely that small craft, fishing vessels and local merchant vessels operating near the Sulu archipelago, from the southern area of ​​the Sulu Sea off Sabah to Zamboanga, will be primarily targeted considering the current destabilization of ASG groups by the Philippine army. However, any transit of a vessel with low freeboard and / or low speed in this area is still dangerous, especially for ships like pleasure crafts or yachts, the risk remaining high according to the Philippines CG;
    • Following anchorage areas:
      • Bangladesh:?Chittagong;
      • India:?Kakinada, Alang;
      • Indonesia: Anyer, Batam, Begawan, Belawan, Dumai, Merak, Muara Berau, Panjang, Sandakan, Samarinda, Taboneo and?Tanjung Uban;
      • Philippines:?Manila,?Bauan/Batangas,?General Santos Harbour?;
      • Vietnam:?Campha,??Ho Chi Minh, Vung Tau.


  • Oct 1:?Malaysian authorities" foiled attempt to smuggle?cigarettes?(6.46 million sticks)?at North Port of Port Klang;
  • Oct 2:?Indian Police foiled an attempt to smuggle 170 kilos of Ganja to Sri Lanka via sea route and arrested three persons at Velivayal fishing hamlet near Sethubavachthira.


  • Oct 2 :?A fishing vessel was completely destroyed after a fire broke out due to a gas explosion inside the vessel at Tharuvaikulam Fishing Harbour;
  • Oct 2:?A dredger sailing at full speed struck anchored tanker with moored alongside supply vessel, in Melaka Anchorage, Malaysia, Malacca Strait;
  • Oct 5:?A fishing vessel carrying 12 passengers has lost contact off Southern Bali, Indonesia;?
  • Oct 6:?A cargo ship sunk off Danang, Vietnam, leaving six crew missing.

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