081-1621.05.2016: 0330 LT: Posn: 01:10N – 103:58E, Batam Anchorage, Indonesia.
Six robbers in a skiff approached and came alongside an anchored tug. Four robbers wearing ski masks managed to board the vessel. Duty watchman noticed the robbers and informed the D/O on the bridge who raised the alarm and crew mustered. Upon hearing the alarm and seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped. Nothing reported stolen.
080-1618.05.2016: 0000 LT: Posn: 00:14S - 117:34E, Samarinda anchorage, Indonesia
A robber boarded an anchored bulk carrier unnoticed, stole ship’s properties and escaped. The incident was noticed later by the crew during routine rounds.
079-1616.04.2016: 0345 LT: Posn: 01:23N – 104:28E, Around 10nm East of Pulau Lima, Johor, Malaysia.
Five unauthorized persons were noticed by the duty crew onboard a pipe laying barge. The persons tried to communicate with the duty crew in their local dialect. One of the persons was armed with a metal rod. The duty crew did not respond and the persons walked towards the stern. The duty crew retreated and informed the duty officer who in turn raised the alarm, made PA announcement and crew mustered. A search was carried out throughout the vessel. No unauthorized persons located and nothing reported stolen. Incident reported to the Authorities.
078-1616.05.2016: 0512 UTC: Posn: 14:45N – 050:58E, Gulf of Aden.
A container ship underway spotted five skiffs approaching from astern. Master raised the alarm, increase speed and crew mustered. As the skiffs closed to five cables from the ship a ladder was noticed in one approaching skiff. Armed team onboard the vessel fired warning shots. Master contacted the authorities and a nearby Japanese warship dispatched its helicopter, which resulted in the skiffs aborting and moving away.
077-1611.05.2016: 0131 UTC: Posn: 06:05.7N - 001:15.0E, Lome Anchorage, Togo.
About seven robbers in a wooden boat approached an anchored product tanker. One robber managed to board the tanker using a manrope. Alert crew noticed the robbers and informed the D/O who in turn raised the alarm and crew mustered. Upon hearing the alarm and seeing the crew alertness, the robber escaped empty handed with his accomplices in their boat. Togo navy informed.
076-1615.05.2016: 0242 LT: Posn: 22:06N – 091:45E, Chittagong ‘C’ Anchorage, Bangladesh.
Seven robbers in a small boat came alongside and attempted to board an anchored container ship. Alert crew noticed the robbers and informed the D/O who in turn raised the alarm, sounded ship’s whistle and crew mustered. Upon hearing the alarm and seeing the crew alertness, the robbers aborted the attempted boarding and escaped.