Dubai Customs Seizes 413,000 Captagon Pills in Container at Jebel Ali Port

Published on November 12, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments November 10: Dubai Customs made a new major Captagon seizure hidden in a container of ship spare parts coming from an Asian country. Cooperation between different customs departments and good planning have led to thwarting the attempt to smuggle 412,562 million Captagon pills at Jebel Ali & Tecom Customs Centre. The vessel changed routes, and Dubai became its transit…

November 12, 2019
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Offshore Supply Vessel Near Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico Attacked; 2 Crew Wounded During Armed Robbery

Published on November 12, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments November 11: Italian offshore supply ship REMAS with 35 people on board was attacked by approx. 7-8 armed pirates in two fast boats in the Gulf of Mexico, north of Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico. The unauthorized persons boarded the vessel, and in a resulting “skirmish” with the crew, two Italian crew members were wounded with non-life threatening injuries. The…

November 12, 2019
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Oil Platform Near Tabasco, Mexico Attacked and Boarded in Armed Robbery

Published on November 12, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments November 04, approx. 21:00 LT: An unspecified number of persons in boats with outboard motors attacked the INDEPENDENCIA oil platform located approximately an hour from Paraíso, Tabasco (Mexico). The pirates fired upon the platform, threatening employees, and climbed aboard the platform via its stairs. The pirates further threatened the crew, and temporarily tied several of them up, but no…

November 12, 2019
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Authorities in Pakistan Seize 241 kgs Heroin, 2 kg Hashish in Joint Operation

Published on November 12, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments November 12: A joint Intelligence-based Counter Narcotics Operation was conducted by Pakistan Navy, Pakistan Maritime Security Agency, and Anti-Narcotics Force at Pishukan near Jiwani, Balochistan. A huge cache of narcotics including 241 kilograms Heroine and 02 kilograms Hash was recovered in the joint operation. PMSA vessel located and subsequently approached a suspicious Fast Speed Boat (kyak) of suspected smugglers…

November 12, 2019
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Six Unauthorized Persons Attempt to Board Tanker Underway in Singapore Straits

Published on November 12, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments November 05, 11:48 UTC: Six persons in two speed boats approached a tanker underway in the Singapore Straits (posn 01:12.6N – 103:34.3E). Duty crew noticed the persons attempting to board the tanker and raised the alarm. Master increased the speed and took evasive manoeuvres resulting in the persons aborting the boarding attempt. Source: ICC Tags:  Piracy, Singapore Strait, Tanker,…

November 12, 2019
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Four Persons Board Bulk Carrier Berthed in Agadir, Morocco

Published on November 12, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments November 08, 02:05 UTC: Duty officer onboard a bulk carrier berthed at Silos Terminal, Agadir, Morocco (posn: 30:25.55N – 009:38.88W) noticed four unauthorized persons onboard the vessel. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the alerted crew the persons escaped. On searching the vessel nothing reported stolen. Source: ICC Tags:  Agadir, Morocco, attempted theft, bulk carrier, successful boarding

November 12, 2019
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Attempted Boarding of Tanker Berthed at Belawan Port, Indonesia

Published on November 12, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments November 07, 19:00 UTC: During security rounds, crew onboard a tanker berthed at Belawan Port, Indonesia (Posn: 03:47.2N – 098:41.8E) noticed one unknown person trying to board the vessel using a grappling hook. Upon being noticed, the person escaped. Incident reported to port Authority. Source: ICC Tags:  Belawan, Indonesia, Tanker, attempted boarding, maritime crime

November 12, 2019
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Kidnapped Indonesian Fishermen Transferred Between Kidnapping Groups; Ransom Demand Made

Published on November 8, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments November 06: Three Indonesian fishermen kidnapped in waters off Tambisan Island in Lahad Datu on Sept 23 and later held in Sulu have been transferred to another kidnap group leader, Daily Express has learned.  Daily Express has also learned that the kidnap-for-ransom group holding the three fishermen has demanded a ransom of 300 million Philippine pesos (RM24.7 million) for their release and…

November 8, 2019
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North Korean Fishermen ‘Killed 16 Colleagues’ Before Fleeing to South

Published on November 8, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments November 07: Two North Korean fishermen suspected of killing 16 fellow crew members before fleeing to the South, have been handed back to the North. They crossed the maritime border on Saturday and were later detained by authorities in the South. South Korea usually grants asylum to defectors but said that in this case, the two men posed a…

November 8, 2019
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ESSZone Curfew Extended to Nov 22

Published on November 8, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments November 06: The curfew in the waters off seven districts in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone), which ends tomorrow, has been extended until November 22, said Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Omar Mammah. Omar, in a statement today said the curfew from 6pm to 6am covered the waters off Tawau, Semporna, Kunak, Lahad Datu, Kinabatangan, Sandakan and Beluran. With…

November 8, 2019
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