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Version 158

1 March 2019

This is Version 158 of the Marine Watch List. It was last updated on 1 March 2019.

Location Description Changes:

Nil

Additions/Removals:

Nil

Risk Level Changes:

Gulf of Aden sea area and to 65° E off the Somali coast, bound to the north by latitude 23°30 N, and bound to the south by 12°S and in the Red Sea by 14°N,
 Elevated 2.2 from High 2.4: Sustained reduction in attempts at piracy by small numbers of Somali-based pirates, invariably deterred by presence of armed onboard
 security and use of evasive measures.

Risk Score Changes: 

Uganda (Marine: Lake Albert) Delete all detail; occasional incidents involving DRC/Ugandan patrol boats and fishermen but sustained absence of incidents affecting
 marine cargo and hulls or oil production.
Yemen Severe 6.1 from Severe 6.3: Ceasefire agreement in Hodeidah (and lack of Houthi attacks since December 18) reduce risks to marine cargo and hulls using the
 port.


Versions: 

LocationRiskWarSeizure & ConfiscationDerelict WeaponsStrikesTerrorism
Algeria(Elevated) 1.7  Yes Yes
Argentina(Moderate) 1.5 YesYes  
Azerbaijan(Moderate) 1.1  Yes  
Bangladesh(Moderate) 1.4YesYes Yes 
Congo - Kinshasa (aka DRC)(Elevated) 1.8Yes  YesYes
Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)(Elevated) 2.3Yes  YesYes
Egypt(High) 2.7Yes  YesYes
Equatorial Guinea(Elevated) 2.3YesYes  Yes
Eritrea(Elevated) 2.1Yes    
Georgia(Elevated) 2.2YesYesYes Yes
Guinea(Elevated) 2.2   Yes 
Gulf of Aden sea area and to 65° E off the Somali coast, bound to the north by latitude 23°30 N, and bound to the south by 12°S and in the Red Sea by 14°N(Elevated) 2.2    Yes
Gulf of Guinea, in the sea area between 4°30'W 5°8'44.274"N and 3°6'13.966"W 2°20'12.8"N in the west, and 9°46'18.636"E 2°20'12.8"N (Cameroon-Equatorial Guinea border) in the east.(Very high) 3.3    Yes
Indonesia(Elevated) 1.9YesYes Yes 
Iran(High) 2.4YesYesYes  
Iraq(Elevated) 2.2YesYesYesYesYes
Israel and the PA(High) 3.0Yes    
Jordan(Elevated) 1.8Yes   Yes
Lebanon(Very high) 3.2YesYesYesYesYes
Libya(Severe) 4.8YesYes   
Malay Peninsula (Singapore Strait in its entirety and the South China Sea bound at 4°N to the north, 1°N to the south and 106°E to the east’.)(Low) .4    Yes
Nigeria(Very high) 3.4 Yes YesYes
North Korea(High) 2.4YesYesYes  
Pakistan(Moderate) 1.5YesYes YesYes
Peru(Elevated) 1.9   Yes 
Philippines(High) 3.0Yes    
Russia: Black Sea coast within territorial waters(Elevated) 2.2   Yes 
Saudi Arabia(Elevated) 2.3Yes   Yes
Somalia(Very high) 3.6YesYesYesYesYes
South Korea(Elevated) 2.3YesYesYesYes 
Syria(High) 3.1 Yes Yes 
Ukraine: Black Sea coast within territorial waters(Very high) 3.3YesYes  Yes
Venezuela(Elevated) 2.3 Yes  Yes
Yemen(Severe) 6.1Yes YesYesYes

‘Risk’ indicates overall country risk. Subsequent columns specify whether or not there is a particular risk to cargo assets in the category quoted.

What is the Risk Scale?

6.5 And AboveExtreme
4.4 to 6.4Severe
3.2 to 4.3Very high
2.4 to 3.1High
1.6 to 2.3Elevated
0.8 to 1.5Moderate
0 to 0.7Low

The risk scale ranges from 0 - 10. The scores enable the comparison of risk between location, providing a greater degree of precision than risk bands alone (e.g. Extreme). Each risk band has been colour coded to be consistent with the system used by IHS Country Risk


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