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IMB ICC Live Piracy & Armed Robbery Report 2016 - Reported in Last 7 days


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07.07.2016: 0650 UTC: Posn: 03:16N - 005:09E, Around 89nm SW of Brass, Nigeria.

Armed pirates approached and fired upon a tanker underway. As the boat came alongside the vessel the alarm was raised and all crew retreated into the citadel from where they controlled the vessel. After around four hours the crew emerged from the citadel. Bridge windows were found shattered due to the firing. All crew members reported safe. The vessel continued her voyage to the port of destination.

(This incident has been amended after receiving further information.)

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26.06.2016: 0006 LT: Posn: 12:01S – 077:11W, Callao Anchorage, Peru.

Robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier and escaped with ship’s stores unnoticed. The theft was discovered by the duty crew during routine rounds at the forecastle. Incident was reported to the Port Authorities and Police through the local agents.

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