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IFC - Information Fusion Centre - MARSEC Weekly Report 31 Oct - 06 Nov

Fecha de la noticias: 09/11/2020 • Publicada: 09/11/2020 

1. Highlights:


  • No robbery/piracy/MT event reported the last week;
  • Total events in 2020:?93?incidents since the beginning of the year in IFC area of responsibility (compared to 69 at the same?date in 2019);
  • Areas of interest:
  • Singapore Strait (and in vicinity): 21 incidents in 2017, 20 in 2018,?45?in 2019,?32?in 2020;
  • Sulu Sea:
  • Seven members of Abu Sayyaf group were killed in a clash with government troops in the Sulu Sea on 03 Nov;
  • 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 considered as highly dangerous.
  • 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.


  • Reminder? - about 400-600 Rohingyan illegal migrants left Cox"s Bazaar?Bangladesh, Oct 6th, and are expected in Andaman Sea / North of Malacca Strait now. Highly?possible that the Rohingya boats could reach Malaysian coast from middle of November 2020;

- ?IUU

  • Oct 29:?Indonesian authorities?detained two?vietnamese?fishing vessels and arrested 25 foreign fishermen for encroaching off Riau Islands, Indonesia;?
  • Oct 31:?Indonesian authorities arrested two malaysian fishing vessels that were fishing illegally in Indonesian waters around Malacca Straits;


  • Oct 29: Hong Kong authorities seized over half a ton of methamph?tamine on a containership sailing to Australia;
  • Nov 05:?Sri-Lankan authorities arrested two suspects attempting to smuggle about 213kg of Kerala cannabis worth over US$851,581;


  • Oct 31:?3 South Koreans were killed and 19 others were injured after their fishing boat collided with a bridge pier on the South-Korea west coast;
  • Nov 02:?A container went adrift and ran aground due to strong winds by the typhoon Goni.

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