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IMB ICC Piracy & Armed Robbery - Round up of incidents in JUNE 2016 - Chart for first 6 Months


28.06.2016: 1945 UTC: Posn: 03:00N – 105:10E, Around 26nm WSW of Mangkai Island, Indonesia.

Ten pirates boarded a tanker and entered the bridge as the 2/Off was altering course. They held the 2/Off and the duty AB hostage at gun point and beat them. They then took the 2/Off to the Master's cabin and took the Master and the other crew hostage as well. The pirates stole the GPS and Navtex equipment and removed the cabling from the remaining satellite communication equipment. Before escaping they stole cash and other personal effects from the crew and released the Master.


28.06.2016: 0050 LT: Posn: 01:28.0S – 116:48.0E, Balikpapan Anchorage, Indonesia.

Two unauthorised persons attempted to board an anchored tanker. Alert duty crew noticed the persons and informed the bridge officer. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Upon hearing the alarm and seeing the crew alertness, the unauthorised persons aborted the boarding. All crew safe. Port control and Pertamina pilots informed.


25.06.2016: 0300 – 0600 LT: Posn: 10:18.7N – 075:32.8W, Mamonal Tanker Anchorage, Colombia.

Robbers boarded an anchored product tanker and escaped with ship’s properties unnoticed. The theft was discovered by the deck crew while performing routine work near the forepeak store. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Investigations indicated the robbers had gained access to the vessel via the hawse pipe. Incident reported to port control and coast guard.


21.06.2016: 0540 LT: Posn: 01:41.45N – 101:30.37E, Dumai Inner Anchorage, Indonesia.

Three robbers armed with knives boarded an anchored bulk carrier. Two robbers managed to enter the engine room via the open skylight. They threatened the duty oiler with knives and ordered him not to r