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Drug smuggling on the increase in Mexican ports

Mexico has seen an increase in the number of cases involving illegal narcotics being smuggled on merchant vessels calling Mexican ports in the past 12 months, reports our local correspondent. Mexico remains one of the main transit hubs for illegal drugs

UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 06 – 12 April 2023

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.   Source: UKMTO (United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations)

Singaporean among crew on Singapore-registered tanker boarded by ‘unidentified persons’ off Ivory Coast

A Singapore-registered oil tanker was boarded by “unidentified persons” off Ivory Coast at about 10pm (Singapore time) on Monday (Apr 10), the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) said late on Tuesday. Of the 20 crew members on the Success 9, one