Our latest intelligence

Alerts shown here are on a 24-hour time delay. Subscribed clients receive these alerts in real-time, directly to their email inbox

The Facts

Overwatch

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)

The dashboard seen below provides interactive access to a 'lite' version of the Overwatch front page for free. Data is available from 2017 to 2020. Full access includes the latest data, additional pages and metrics specific to either geographical region or type of incident. To subscribe to the full dashboard, or for further information, please contact us using the subscribe button below

Subscribe
click any graph to filter the dashboard
Latest alerts

Factual updates from our unique global intelligence network

Hijacking of a fishing vessel, Gulf of Aden
Issued: 2 days, 17 hours ago
Date Reference Region Category Aggressors Source
29 Nov 2023 - 11:06 CW Alert 030- (Nov 23) Indian Ocean Hijack TBC CLOSED SOURCE
It has been reported that an incident has occurred on an Iranian-flagged fishing vessel whilst operating off Qandala, Somalia. The reports state that up to eight perpetrators armed with AK-47 rifles and RPG's, hijacked the vessel after it had engaged in Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing in the area.

Suspicious approach on a Merchant Vessel

A Company Security Officer has informed the UKMTO that a vessel was approached to within 0.5nm by four armed personal on a small vessel 80nm …

Attempted Robbery onboard a Tanker, India

It has been reported that there has been an attempted robbery on a Singaporean-flagged tanker whilst anchored at Kandla OTB Anchorage, India (exact time not …

UKMTO Notice - Military Live Firing Exercise, Pakistan Coastline

It has been reported by the UKMTO that Naval Ships will conduct live firing between 01:00 and 17:00 UTC on the 14th to the 16th …

UKMTO Notice - Industry Transit Advice, Strait of Hormuz

It has been reported by the UKMTO that all mariners should be aware of Industry recommended voyage routing guidance for the Strait of Hormuz, Persian …

Missile strikes Cargo vessel in Pivdennyi / Yuzhne

Open source reports state that a Liberian flagged cargo vessel was struck by a Russian missile whilst entering the port of Pivdennyi Yuzhne, Ukraine (Exact …

Robbery on a Cargo Vessel, Vung Tau Anchorage, Vietnam

It has been reported that robbers boarded a general cargo vessel anchored at Vung Tau Anchorage, Vietnam and stole ship's stores. During security rounds the …

Missile attack on Kerch port

Open source reports state that Ukraine launched fifteen cruise missiles on the Russian shipyard in the Crimean port of Kerch overnight. Thirteen of the missiles …

Nigerian Navy foil attempted kidnap attempt from a tug in Rivers State, Nigeria

It is reported that a tug towing a barge on the Andoni River, close to Asamara, Rivers State, Nigeria was boarded by perpetrators 'disguised' as …

Nigerian Security and Civil Defence officers ambushed

It has been reported that in the early morning (exact time not specified) whilst operating in the Bakana River, Degema LGA, Rivers state, Nigeria that …

Robbery on a Fast Supply Intervention Vessel, Angola

It has been reported that two robbers boarded a Fast Supply Intervention Vessel anchored at Luanda Anchorage, Angola. They were spotted on the deck by …

Robbery on a General Cargo Vessel, Indonesia

It has been reported that five robbers armed with knives boarded a general cargo ship whilst anchored at Lubuk Gaung, Dumai, Indonesia and threatened crew …

UKMTO Notice - Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) Activity, Arabian Sea

It has been reported by the UKMTO that they have received reports of Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) activity in the vicinity of the Strait of …

Distress call issued by vessel, Indian Ocean

The UKMTO has reported a distress alert from a cargo vessel in the vicinity of 500nm North East of Mogadishu, Somalia. Authorities are investigating. Clearwater …

UKMTO Notice - Military Live Firing Exercise, Pakistan Coastline

It has been reported by the UKMTO that Naval ships will conduct surface, anti-aircraft and depth charge live firing practice from 0400 - 1700 UTC …

Increased risk to commercial vessels, Eastern Mediterranean Sea

A U.S. Maritime Advisory has been issued to all U.S.-flagged commercial vessels operating in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, stating that in light of current tensions …

Attempted Robbery on a Bulk Carrier, Malacca Strait

It has been reported that there has been an attempted robbery on a Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier while underway in the Malacca Strait. The Master …

UKMTO Notice - Military Live Firing Exercise, Red Sea

It has been reported by the UKMTO that there will be live firing practice conducted from 30th of October to the 2nd of November 2023 …

Attempted Robbery on a Bulk Carrier, Singapore Strait

It has been reported that there has been an attempted robbery on a Liberian-flagged bulk carrier whilst underway in the Phillip Channel, Singapore Strait. Duty …

Robbery on a Bulk Carrier, Singapore Strait

It has been reported that there has been a robbery on a Panama-flagged Bulk Carrier whilst underway in the Phillip Channel, Singapore Strait. The crew …

UKMTO Notice - Increase of Uncrewed Aerial System activity, Yemen

The UKMTO have reported that there is an increase of Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) activity heading North out of Yemen (exact coordinates have not been …

Downgraded threat level in Sulu and Celebes Sea.

The Philippines Coast Guard have conducted a reassessment of the threat posed to mariners in the Sulu and Celebes Seas. Measures undertaken by the Philippine …