Security and Risk Report 23/11/22

MAST’s security report issue 357 is available to read now.

In the Gulf of Guinea, two incidents have been reported for the period observed. The Nigerian Navy has now returned the MT Heroic Idun to Nigerian waters, charging the crew under the country’s anti-piracy laws. The Ghana Navy has now joined the Virtual Maritime
Traffic Centre and Transregional Maritime Network, in order to improve maritime domain awareness.

In the Indian Ocean Region, the US Navy has made a large seizure of illegal narcotics as part of the Combined Maritime Forces. Iran has been accused of being behind the recent drone attack in the Gulf of Oman, while US Navy personnel have interdicted a consignment of explosive material bound for Yemen.

In European waters, the Black Sea Grain Corridor has been extended for a further four months. Reports suggest that Ukraine launched an unmanned surface vehicle (USV) attack on the Russian naval base at Novorossiysk. In the Mediterranean, merchant vessels are increasingly being asked to help rescue migrant boats in difficulty.

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