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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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Robbery on an anchored container ship, Indonesia
Issued: 3 days, 8 hours ago
Date Reference Region Category Aggressors Source
24 Nov 2021 - 16:59 CW Alert 019- (Nov 21) Southeast Asia Robbery ROBBERS IMB
It has been reported that robbers managed to board an anchored container ship at Jakarta anchorage, Indonesia. The robbers stole engine spares before escaping unnoticed.

Attack on a cargo vessel, Gulf of Guinea

It has been reported that a pirate attack is currently taking place involving a Cargo vessel, which was underway approximately 98nm Northwest of Sao Tome, …

GNSS Interference Report

There was a loss of signal for GPS. Vessels in vicinity also reported loss of signal on VHF. NAVCEN: The GPS Operations Center reviewed the …

Warning of increased piracy activity, Gulf of Guinea

The MDAT-GoG have received information from reliable sources, that there is potential of an increased threat of piracy activity in the coming hours and days …

GNSS Interference Report

Vessel departed Mesaieed, Qatar bound for Bahrain. Approximately 1 hour after departing Mesaieed we began intermittently losing our GPS feeds from both GPS Units. This …

Suspicious approach on a container vessel, Gulf of Guinea

It has been reported to the MDAT-GoG that a container vessel was approached whilst underway, approximately 64nm Southwest of Bonny, Nigeria. The small craft came …

Robbery on a refrigerated cargo vessel, Congo

It has been reported that a robbery occurred on a refrigerated cargo vessel whilst anchored at Banana Anchorage, Congo. A duty crew member spotted three …

Suspicious vessels sighted near Point Alpha IRTC, Gulf of Aden

The UKMTO have received several reports of a concentration of small boats approaching vessels in the vicinity of Point Alpha, ITRC, Gulf of Aden. The …

Military Exercise in the Arabian Sea

The UKMTO have reported that missile live firing practice will be carried out between 0500 to 1200UTC from the 18-20 Jan 2021 in the area …

Vessel approached, near Point Alpha IRTC, Gulf of Aden

The UKMTO have received a report that a vessel was approached 36nm Northwest of Point Alpha of the IRTC, Gulf of Aden. One speed boat …

Suspicious Approach on a Tanker, Southwest of Bonny

It has been reported that a Tanker has been approached whilst underway approximately 145nm Southwest of Bonny, Nigeria. One small craft approached the Tanker to …

Attack on a Container vessel, Gulf of Guinea

It has been reported that a Container vessel has been approached approximately 150nm south west of Bonny. The crew have retreated to the citadel. The …

Robbery on a bulk carrier, Brazil

It has been reported that a robbery occurred on a bulk carrier whilst berthed at Santana Port, Brazil. Duty crew on routine rounds discovered that …

Military Exercise in the Gulf of Oman

The UKMTO have reported that a large scale Iranian Naval exercise will be taking please this week from 12th January 2021 until approximately 17th January …

Container vessel boarded, Colombia

The IMB has been informed that a container ship has been boarded by five perpetrators whilst underway, 33nm West-southwest of Cartagena, Colombia. The crew have …

Robbery on a drifting container vessel, Colombia

It has been reported that a robbery has occurred on a container vessel drifting approximately 45nm west of Cartagena Sea Buoy Pilot Boarding Ground, Colombia. …

Suspicious approach on a bulk carrier south of Brass, Nigeria

It has been reported that a bulk carrier underway approximately 40nm south of Brass, Nigeria was approached by one skiff with eight persons on board. …

Military Exercise off the coast of Pakistan

The UKMTO have reported that Naval units will be carrying out depth charge and live firing practice between 0400 to 1700 UTC on 08 and …

Military Exercise off the coast of Pakistan

The UKMTO have reported that Naval ships will be carrying out live firing exercises in the following areas between 04:00UTC and 12:00UTC from 8th January …

Robbery on a container vessel, Colombia

It has been reported that Unnoticed robbers managed to board an anchored container ship at Cartagena anchorage, Colombia and escaped with ships properties. An investigation …

Robbery on two passenger boats, Nigeria

Exact time and position not reported. Local sources have reported that two passenger boats were boarded by robbers whilst underway in the Bonny waterways, Rivers …

Incident between a vessel and Iranian Authorities, Straits of Hormuz

The UKMTO have reported that an interaction has occurred between a vessel and the Iranian Authorities whilst underway in the Straits of Hormuz, 21nm North-northwest …