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Piracy and Security

Set Alert for Lloyd's List Sectors :: Piracy and Security

Daily Briefing October 18 2021

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Piracy and robbery incidents at sea at lowest since 1994

IMB reported 97 piracy and armed robbery incidents in the nine months to September, the lowest number of any year since 1994. Weather has been bad and more warships are plying the Gulf of Guinea

Middle East and Africa Asia Pacific

Bulker crew replaced after drugs find

French authorities have found more than a tonne of cocaine stashed in the hold of a German-owned bulk carrier. Reports estimate the value of the drugs at about $92m

France Dry Bulk

Shipping remains on high alert for drone attacks

Security advisory warns that regional conflict, heightened military activity and increased political tensions continue to pose threats to merchant vessels operating in the Red Sea, Middle East Gulf and western Indian Ocean

Piracy and Security Middle East and Africa

CMA CGM confirms data leak after cyber attack

Hackers say they have exposed part of CMA CGM’s customer data via a link to Google Drive and threatened to ‘lay out the entire database’ in a week

Asia Pacific Containers

Sovereignty concerns holding back West Africa piracy battle

‘There are important political considerations that must be taken into account when designing and assessing co-operation mechanisms,’ academic says

Middle East and Africa Piracy and Security

Shipping to shrink ‘outdated and misleading’ High Risk Area

The High Risk Area covering Somalia and Yemen will be shrunk from September 1, with shipping groups saying the system has served its purpose

Middle East and Africa Somalia

Vessel attack reported off Somalia

A vessel was reported attacked 100 nautical miles northeast of Mogadishu. Four attackers in a skiff exchanged gunfire with its armed guards before turning back toward the coast an hour later

Middle East and Africa Somalia

Maritime security promoted into top tier of geopolitical hot topics

Maritime security’s newfound status as a geopolitical hot topic comes with political nuance and potential cost. Understanding the changing dynamics and platform protocols will be key to industry’s successful input into how this agenda plays out

International Political Risk and Trade
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