Official recorded international maritime safety incidents proceed to indicate a continuation of a declining development, in accordance with Dryad World’s newest Maritime Safety Menace Advisory (MSTA).
The newest MSTA, which was launched this week, exhibits a decline in complete incidents in West Africa, the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia, in comparison with the identical interval final 12 months. Within the report, complete incidents in West Africa are proven to be down 62 % 12 months on 12 months, complete incidents within the Indian Ocean are proven to be down 57 % 12 months on 12 months, and complete incidents in Southeast Asia are proven to be down 35 % 12 months on 12 months.
Complete 2023 incidents recorded in West Africa, the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia stood at 5, three, and 13, respectively, the MSTA outlined. The newest MSTA additionally confirmed that there have been no kidnapping occasions and no kidnapped crew inside West Africa in 2023, as of March 6.
Dryad’s earlier MSTA, which was launched on February 27, revealed that complete incidents in West Africa, the Indian Ocean, and Southeast Asia have been down 77 %, 57 %, and 20 % 12 months on 12 months, respectively. The corporate’s February 20 MSTA confirmed that complete incidents in West Africa, the Indian Ocean, and Southeast Asia have been down 67 %, 57 %, and 13 % 12 months on 12 months, respectively.
Dryad’s January 30 MSTA outlined that complete incidents in West Africa, the Indian Ocean, and Southeast Asia have been down 88 %, 100%, and 29 % 12 months on 12 months, respectively.
Libya, Gulf of Guinea
In its newest MSTA, Dryad famous that, inside Libya, “rival militants proceed a number of weeks of clashes in and round the important thing Port city of Zawiya”.
“In the meantime a safety patrol seized a vessel alleged to be smuggling gasoline off the Abu Kamash coastal space, west of Libya. Inside Misrata customs companies are reported to have uncovered a big haul of handguns stashed in a 20-foot-long container on the metropolis’s seaport,” Dryad added within the MSTA.
“As political impasse stays, disputes over salaries and funding enhance. Throughout the final reporting interval, Libya’s Petroleum Amenities Guard (PFG) have threatened to shut ports and refineries in Western Libya in response to a dispute over unpaid salaries. Libya continues to function in a state of perpetual disaster with vital stress constructing over the political blockade in Tripoli,” Dryad continued.
The corporate additionally famous within the MSTA that, throughout the Gulf of Guinea, “two incidents of vessel theft have been reported”.
“With Nigerian Presidential elections concluded, President elect Bola Tinubu has obtained vital backing from the maritime sector promising to consolidate on enhancements in safety inside Nigerian waters and usher in a brand new period of maritime prosperity for Nigeria,” the MSTA said.
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