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Weekly Maritime Report
Executive Summary
27/04/2020 – 04/05/2020
  • A total of five incidents has been recorded globally during this reporting period.
  • West Africa VRA/HRA: Three incidents have been reported.
  • Indian Ocean VRA/HRA: One incidents have been reported.
  • Southeast Asia Region: One incidents have been reported.
  • Americas Region: No incident have been reported.
West Africa
Threat Level: Severe
Regional Summary
  • Three incidents were reported this week

2019 - 2020 West Africa Monthly Comparison
Indian Ocean
Threat Level: Substantial
Regional Summary
  • One incident has been reported this week
2019 - 2020 Indian Ocean Monthly Comparison
Southeast Asia
Threat Level: Substantial
Regional Summary
  • One incident has been reported this week.

2019 - 2020 Southeast Asia Monthly Comparison
Threat Level: Substantial
Regional Summary
  • No reported incident this week.
2019 - 2020 Americas Monthly Comparison
Weekly Alert Comparison by Area
2019 - 2020 Overall Monthly Comparison

This report is produced in partnership with with Clearwater (CWD).  All findings are predictive and estimative. To communicate these findings clearly and in order to accurately compare threat levels, the report uses a variation of terminology used by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

Piracy: CWD/CV have adopted the definition of piracy similar to that given in the BMP5. Content within this document uses the term ‘piracy’ which includes all violent and non-violent acts against vessels, her crew and cargo which have taken place either in internal waterways, territorial waters or deep offshore. CWD/CV classifies piracy incidents into six categories:

Hijacking – Crew lost control of the vessel for a sufficient period of time and then pirates kidnapped at least one crewmember and/or passenger (s)

Pirate Attack – Vessel was attacked with gunfire or RPG fire and/or then boarded the vessel with the intent to hijack and/or kidnap at least one crewmember(s) and/or passenger(s)

Robbery – Vessel is boarded with criminal intent, theft does not have to occur

Suspicious approach/vessels – Suspicious activity reported (i.e. a vessel was approached by unidentified craft with one or more persons on board) or sighting of firearms and boarding equipment on board a suspicious vessel and/or sighting of a confirmed pirate mother ship

General Alert – A reported incident has been released by authorities to notify seafarers of a possible incident which is still being investigated/confirmed. This can also be a warning of an imminent Danger to seafarers

Caution – An unconfirmed warning of an incident that could affect seafarers which CWD Operations Centre has received.

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