Manchester Arena Terror Attack – What we know so far.

May 23rd, 2017

Incident Details At around 2230 hrs on 22nd May, a lone male attacker targeted a crowd dispersing from the ‘Ariana Grande’ concert at the Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK. The attacker detonated an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) which was carried in his rucksack, as the crowd was leaving the arena. Initial reports suggest that 22 people […]

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Neptune P2P Group Int Report

May 18th, 2017

Incident Details: On the 16th May (no timings given) a merchant vessel reported irregular activity of three Dhows in position 1403N 05135E being boarded by Indian Navy assets and confiscating a cache of weapons. Further to this, on the 17th May at 0530 UTC, UKMTO received a sighting from a merchant vessel that was approached […]

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Suspicious approach and attempted piracy attack

May 9th, 2017

Incident Details: On the 8th May (no timings given) a Merchant vessel in position 253124N 0573248E reported a suspicious approach. 4 Skiffs approaching, long hook sighted, no weapons sighted. Further to this, on 7th May, the UKMTO received information that a merchant vessel was attacked in position 25:32.00N 057:33.00E at 1440 UTC (Source: UKMTO). Intelligence […]

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Aid worker kidnappings soar in famine-threatened Somalia

May 9th, 2017

Kidnapping of aid workers and extortion at checkpoints are on the rise in Somalia, the United Nations said on Thursday, hindering efforts to prevent the country slipping into renewed famine. In the first 27 days of April, 13 humanitarian workers were abducted, the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in an […]

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EU Force Maintains Pirate Watch Off Somalia

May 9th, 2017

For the first time in years, piracy has returned to the coast of Somalia, with as many as six incidents reported in the last two months. But the European Union naval force patrolling the region, EU NAVFOR, says it continues to be successful in escorting ships carrying food aid to drought-stricken Somalia. A spokesperson for […]

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Hodeida port closure would be ‘disaster’ for Yemen

May 9th, 2017

A closure of the Hodeida port would “bring disaster to Yemen,” which is already on the brink of famine, the new head of the UN’s World Food Programme warned Wednesday. There are rising fears that a Saudi-led military coalition fighting rebels in Yemen could attack the Hodeida port, through which most of the country’s food […]

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