Monthly Intelligence Reports

Monthly Intelligence Report August 2020

The August issue of our monthly intelligence report covers incidents that took place between July 1 - 31, 2020, in three focus regions:

  • West Africa
  • the western part of the Indian Ocean (including the Persian Gulf)
  • South East Asia

This month's risk and threat assessment

In the report's assessment, the main incidents are put into a broader context to highlight potential changes to current threat levels for maritime operations. Moreover, the report includes forecasts that cover the main concerns in the coming weeks.

Focus topic: The Abu Sayyaf Group's operations

The focus topic in this edition is a look at the Abu Sayyaf Group’s operations, particularly in the Sulu and Celebes Seas. Could the group become a threat for merchant vessels again or have their capabilities been permanently diminished? Our analysts provide a forecast for the coming months and highlight important recommendations for operators of merchant ships operating here.

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