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Maritime Information Warfare Conference 2019 -London -November 18-19

November 18th 2019
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CYPnaval Conference - October 2nd - Cyprus

October 2nd 2019
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CSOA First Response Report: Iran Seizes British Tanker

July 20th 2019

Port Crime Trend Spotting

November 12th 2014
Online and responsive criminal activity guide for Anchorages and Ports 

CSO Alliance carefully verifies all data feeds, before uploading any information or reports to the platform. At any time, a CSO or our Editor can add an update and upgrade or downgrade the information, adding photos, video or documents to help better illustrate the incident.

We are developing ways to effectively generate the data that has immediate value to CSOs and their Captains. A study of the incidents in just one anchorage fully supports the investment that Thome have suggested in improving the securing of the locks to storage areas. 

A total of 10 reported incidents over a one year period at one anchorage:-


7 of the incidents on Friday and Saturday

All the incidents between 23.45 and 04.15 

Numbers and Violence

Robbers number between 3 –10 men. 

7 incidents the duty AB's where tied up and in 2 cases actually assaulted 

4 incidents robbers carried knives and in 1 case a gun

Target and success ratio

9 of the targets were the Forecastle locker, 1 the Bosun locker 

Only 2 attempts were unsuccessful, both thanks to the alert crew spotting the robbers, who fled. 

We have provided this data in CSO Chatter and developed a Group (Port Crime Working Group) where we invite CSOs to drill into the data at any other port. We hope we will uncover more trends like the above. Once we establish what is actually needed and has value, we can then format the data into a simple report for CSOs and their Captains.  

A long-term ambition for the Alliance is to be able to deliver a legal finish; if member CSOs identify a port or anchorage with a clear pattern of crime with a cost to ship owners, we can ensure the swift coordination of the relevant CSOs and the right parties (Flag States. P&I, Insurers). We can bring effective focus to the correct collection of evidence and so be in a position, if it is requested, to pursue convictions. 

The fact we can present data to the local Port and Facility Security Officers in an easy to digest format means that we can articulately and effectively communicate the issues we all face. This hard-hitting information, if delivered in the right way, may well filter out to the local criminal community and this alone may begin to act as a deterrent. This is a long-term ambition, but we have the tools and resources to deliver.