SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
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Another vessel robbed off Malaysia

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Four persons armed with a gun and knives boarded a LPG carrier, on September 7, around 35 nm off Pulau Aur, Malaysia, stealing crew and ship’s properties. The incident occurred only one day after 13 armed perpetrators boarded a Thai-flagged product tanker, off West Malaysia.

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Robbers board container ship off Manila

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In its weekly piracy report, ReCAAP ISC reported one incident of armed robbery against the container ship "Warnow Master", while anchoring off South Harbour Manila, Philippines. When conducting routine inspection, the duty roving watch noticed two perpetrators inside the hawse pipe at the starboard side of the ship.

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UKMTO issues updated Bab El Mandeb warning

The North of England P&I Club draws attention to a new UKMTO notice which urges vigilance to vessels transiting Bab El Mandeb from the Gulf of Aden, following recent attacks on two vessels which fired  upon with small arms and rocket propelled grenades from multiple small skiffs.

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ReCAAP ISC urges for extra vigilance in the Philippines region

The ReCAAP ISC warns operators to 'exercise extra vigilance' when transiting the Sulu-Celebes Sea and eastern Sabah region, following a recent incident of armed robbery on board the product tanker MS Sophie off Batangas. ReCAAP ISC also advises ship masters and crew to exercise vigilance especially during hours of darkness, increase number of crew on night watch and secure ship’s store while in port and in anchorage. 

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Risk in Gulf of Aden remains, CMF say

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In view of the recent attacks against merchant shipping in the Gulf of Aden and Bab-el-Mandeb, Combined Maritime Forces reminds operators that there are still risks associated with transits through these waters. Daylight attacks by small boats have been conducted against the tankers MV Galicia Spirit in October 2016 and MT Muskie in May 2017.

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