Potential Brexit Delay Unlikely To Stop French Customs Agents’ Strike

Published on March 23, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments March 22: A possible extension to the process of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union will not make French customs officers remove their demands for additional staff and equipment in the face of what they call is the lack of preparedness for Brexit, Vincent Thomazo, the secretary general of the UNSA Douanes trade union, told international media….

March 23, 2019
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7 Armed Pirates Kidnap 5 People Aboard Passenger Vessel Underway Near Calabar Fairway Buoy, Nigeria

Published on March 23, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments March 20: Initial reports indicate that seven pirates armed with AK-47 rifles boarded passenger vessel underway between 10-30 nm NE of Calabar Fairway Buoy in Nigeria, robbed the passengers and vessel, and left kidnapping five people (2 passengers and 3 crew members, including the vessel’s Captain.) Pirates observed moving away in the direction of Oron, Akwa Ibom. All remaining…

March 23, 2019
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Authorities Investigate Narcotics Trafficking Amongst Fruit Traders in Netherlands

Published on March 23, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments March 20: The tax office, customs officials and police have been mounting a coordinated operation against a number of fruit traders in the province of Zeeland who are suspected of drug trafficking, public broadcaster NOS reports. The operation kicked off with a raid on a company in Kapelle which was preparing to receive 1,500 kilos of cocaine from Antwerp…

March 23, 2019
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Attempted Boarding of Anchored Vehicle Carrier at Callao Anchorage, Peru

Published on March 23, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments March 19: At approx. 0700 UTC, four robbers wearing jackets and caps in a small boat approached an anchored vehicle carrier at Callao anchorage in Peru (Posn: 12:01.66S – 077:12.03W). Duty crew on routine rounds noticed the robbers attempting to board the ship via the anchor cable. Alarm raised, ship’s horn sounded and crew directed flashlights towards the robbers….

March 23, 2019
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Robbery Aboard Anchored Crude Oil Tanker at Jose Terminal Anchorage, Venezuela

Published on March 23, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments March 21: At approx. 0435 UTC three robbers armed with knives boarded an anchored crude oil tanker at Jose Terminal Anchorage in Venezuela (Posn: 10:11.2N – 064:47.4W). Deck watch on routine rounds spotted the robbers and notified the OOW just before the robbers threatened him with a knife and stole his radio. Alarm raised and crew mustered resulting in…

March 23, 2019
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€32 Million-Worth of Cocaine Seized At Malta’s Freeport

Published on March 23, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments March 19: €32 million-worth of cocaine was seized at Malta’s Freeport. In the early hours of Tuesday, 12 refridgerated containers were flagged by the Container Monitoring Unit due to their high risk route. Following the scanning of said containers using state-of-the-art equipment, it resulted that three of them contained hidden packets in the refridgerant compressor compartment, while the other…

March 23, 2019
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