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Clearwater’s Overwatch Intelligence Directory is designed to provide clients with simple access to our archive of maritime security incident intelligence, dating back to 2017. Qualitative analysis can be conducted quickly and easily via the intuitive dashboard interface, providing users with key insights to inform critical operational decision-making in high-risk areas (HRA's)

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Approach by three small boats on a tanker, Gulf of Aden
Issued: 2 days, 5 hours ago
Date Reference Region Category Aggressors Source
20 Jan 2022 - 13:10 CW Alert 017- (Jan 22) Indian Ocean Suspect TBC UKMTO
It has been reported that a chemical tanker was approached whilst underway approximately 53nm south west of Aden, Yemen by three small boats with a larger vessel within 3nm. The small boats passed the tanker with a CPA of 1nm. The master stated that he believes that one of the boats had a ladder on board.

Robbery on a group of fishing boats, Nigeria

Exact time not disclosed. It has been reported that robbers in a speed boat boarded a group of fishing boats whilst operating at the Brass …

MDAT - GoG issue warning over increased threat of Piracy, Gulf of Guinea

The MDAT-GOG has released a notice that there is an increased threat of piracy activity in the following area for the next 24 to 48 …

MDAT - GoG issue warning over increased threat of Piracy, Gulf of Guinea

The MDAT-GoG has released a notice that they believe there is an increased threat of piracy for the next 48 hours in the area defined …

UKMTO Report a suspicious approach, Gulf of Oman

The UKMTO have reported that a tanker was approached whilst underway approximately 70nm East of Muscat, Oman. Eight white hulled craft approached and showed an …

Attempted robbery on a tanker, Singapore Straits

It has been reported that an attempted robbery occurred on a Malaysian flagged tanker whilst underway in the Westbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme, …

Robbery on an anchored bulk carrier, Brazil

It has been reported that three robbers armed with guns and knives managed to board an anchored bulk carrier at Macapa, Brazil. The duty crew …

Robbery on a tanker, Liberia

It has been reported that a robbery occurred on a tanker whilst anchored at Monrovia Port, Liberia. Robbers were able to board the tanker, steal …

UKMTO Notice - Military Live Firing Exercise, Pakistan Coastline

It has been reported by the UKMTO that Live Firing Practice will take place between 0400 and 1700 UTC from 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, and 31 …

Attempted robbery on a Norwegian flagged tanker, Singapore Strait

It has been reported that four robbers managed to board a Norwegian flagged tanker whilst underway in the eastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme, …

Attempted robbery on a tanker, Singapore Strait

It has been reported that four robbers armed with a knife boarded a Liberia flagged crude oil tanker whilst underway in the eastbound lane of …

Robbery on a cargo vessel, Venezuela

Exact time not reported. It has been reported that a robbery occurred on a bulk carrier whilst berthed at Pertigalete Port, Venezuela. Robbers were able …

Attempted robbery on a barge being towed by tug, Singapore Straits

It has been reported that a robbery occurred on a barge whilst being towed by a tug boat in the Westbound lane of the Traffic …

UKMTO report a suspicious approach, Southern Red Sea

The UKMTO has released a report stating that a suspicious approach has taken place on a vessel approximately 30nm west of Port Saleef, southern Red …

Robbery on a tanker, India

Exact time not specified. It has been reported that a robbery occurred on a tanker whilst anchored at Kandla anchorage, India. Three robbers were spotted …

UKMTO Report An Attack, Southern Red Sea

The UKMTO has released a report that an attack has taken place on a vessel approximately 23nm west of Ras Isa Marine Terminal, southern Red …

Robbery on a passenger boat, Bayelsa State Waterways, Nembe L.G.A, Nigeria

Exact time not specified. It has been reported that a robbery has occurred on a passenger boat whilst transiting between Yenegoa and Brass Island, Bayelsa …

Attempted robbery on a barge being towed by tug, Singapore Strait

It has been reported that a robber boarded a barge under tow by a Singapore flagged tug whilst transiting the Westbound Traffic Separation Scheme, Singapore …

UKMTO Notice - Military Live Firing Exercise, Pakistan Coastline

It has been reported by the UKMTO that Naval ships will carry out surface and anti-aircraft live firing practice between 0400 and 1700 UTC from …

Attack on a fishing vessel, Equatorial Guinea

It has been reported that a fishing vessel was attacked approximately 12nm Southwest of Mbini, Equatorial Guinea. A number of pirates onboard one black speedboat …

Attempted robbery on a cargo vessel, Singapore Straits

It has been reported that an attempted robbery occurred on a cargo vessel whilst underway in the Eastbound Lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme, Singapore …

UKMTO Warning of Live Firing Exercise, Red Sea

The UKMTO have received information that there will be a live firing exercise 18nm Southwest of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The exercise will take place between …