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9.5 Tons of Cocaine Found Onboard Cargo Ship

Police in Cape Verde confiscated 9.5 tons of cocaine that were discovered onboard the Panama-flagged general cargo ship, ESER on January the 31st.

Feb 04 2019

BREAKING - Pirates Board Vessel at Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was boarded while anchored at Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria

Jan 14 2019

Peruvian Navy Impounds 25kg of Cocaine From Containership

Over 25 kg of cocaine was found onboard Singapore-flagged containership, San Clemente, during an inspection in the port of Callao, Peru on December the 15th.

Dec 19 2018

BREAKING - Pirates Attack and Board Vessel in the Gulf of Guinea

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution, after pirates attacked and boarded a vessel in the Gulf of Guinea.

Dec 17 2018

Pirates Attack Containership off the Coast of Brazil - Authorities Discover Over 400 Kilos of Cocaine Onboard

Danish containership, Cap San Marco, was attacked and boarded by pirates, early in the morning of December the 2nd, as it was approaching the port of Santos, Brazil.

Dec 03 2018

BREAKING - Pirates Attack Multiple Vessels off the Coast of Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution when sailing in the Gulf of Guinea; several vessels in the area have been attacked by an unknown number of pirates.

Nov 23 2018

BREAKING - Pirates Attack Vessel Off the Coast of Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked by pirates  near the river Niger.

Nov 12 2018

BREAKING - Pirate Attack in the Philippines

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked by pirates in the Philippines.

Nov 08 2018

BREAKING - Pirates Attack Vessel Near Bonny Island, Nigeria

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attacked a vessel near Bonny Island, Nigeria.

Nov 07 2018

BREAKING - Attempted Boarding Off the Coast of Mozambique

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to board a vessel off the coast of Mozambique.

Nov 05 2018

ADVISORY - Suspicious Approach Off the Coast of Yemen

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution as a Merchant Vessel was approached by 3 suspicious boats near the straight of Bab-Al-Mandab. Crew and vessel are presumed safe.

Nov 02 2018

ESSCOM on Alert - High Risk of Kidnappings in the Philippines

The Philippine Coast Guard has issued warnings to vessels travelling in the Philippines, following reports indicating that the Abu Sayyaf militant pirate group (ASG) is planning to conduct kidnappings in the area.

Oct 31 2018

Pirates Board Ship Off the Coast of Nigeria – 11 Crew Kidnapped

Pirates boarded a containership sailing off the coast of Nigeria, capturing 11 crew members in the process, on the morning of October the 28th.

Oct 30 2018

UPDATE - More Details on the Vessel Hijacking

More details coming in on the vessel hijacking that took place on October the 29th off the coast of Congo.

Oct 30 2018

BREAKING - UPDATE - Vessel Hijacked Off the Coast of Congo

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates successfully hijacked a vessel sailing off the coast of Congo.

Oct 29 2018

Spanish Forces Raid Vessel in Atlantic, Confiscating 1.5 Tons of Cocaine

Spanish Special Operations Police (GEO) boarded a tugboat in the Atlantic Ocean, seizing over 1400 kilos of cocaine and arresting ten suspects in the process.

Oct 24 2018

Borneo Police Shoot Dead 2 Pirates Suspected of Kidnapping Fishermen

Police in Sabah have reported killed two pirates as they tried to flee. It is believed the men were part of a group responsible for the kidnapping of two fishermen earlier this month.

Sep 21 2018

Smugglers Arrested and Cocaine Seized Off Vessel in English Channel

Five men have been arrested on suspicion of smuggling after a significant quantity of cocaine was seized off a catamaran in the English Channel.

Aug 31 2018

China Cracks Down on Oil Smugglers

As part of a crackdown on refined oil smugglers, China's coast guard has detained 3,587 people in 18 major smuggling operations since last year.

Aug 09 2018

20 tons of Cannabis Found on Research Ship

20 tons of hashish has been found on board a research ship in the Mediterranean Sea.

Aug 09 2018

700kg Cocaine Haul Seized on German Ship

Several crewmembers have been arrested after 700kg of cocaine was found on board German containership, Vega Mercury.

May 31 2018

Panama Officials find Huge Drug Haul in Ship's Vents

Authorities in Panama found 208 packages of drugs in the ventilation system of a containership in Panama on Saturday 5th May.

May 08 2018

$75 Million of Drugs Seized by French Navy

In their second seizure in a week the French Navy seized 1940kg of Hashish with a street value of $75 million USD on April 17th.

Apr 23 2018


Strait at Risk - What if Iran Blockades the Strait of Hormuz?

I. Vlad Sutea
Intelligence Officer

As the only sea passage from the Persian Gulf to the open sea, the Strait of Hormuz is the world’s most important hydrocarbon chokepoint, accounting for almost 40 percent of global energy transport. While Iran has repeatedly threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz in the past, recent attacks in the adjacent waters have heightened fears of an Iranian blockade. Although the likelihood of armed conflict in the region remains low, the possible impact of hostilities is far too serious to ignore.

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