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


28.07.2016: 0520 LT: Posn: SDS Terminal Lubuk Gaung, Indonesia

Six robbers armed with knives boarded a berthed product tanker and entered the engine room. They took hostage the Oiler and 3/E, stole ship’s spares and 3/E's personal effects and escaped. Incident reported to the Port Control.


26.07.2016: 0338 LT: Posn: Sekondi Naval Berth, Takoradi, Ghana.

A robber armed with a knife in a small boat boarded a berthed offshore tug. Deck crew noticed the robber, raised the alarm and approached the robber. Seeing the approaching crew the robber escaped. A search was conducted and ship’s property reported stolen. Port control informed.


24.07.2016: 0515 LT: Posn: 06:26.1N - 003:19.6E, Capital Terminal Berth, Lagos, Nigeria. Three robbers in a small boat approached and boarded a berthed tanker. An armed guard on security round on deck noticed the robber and raised the alarm. Hearing the alarm and seeing crew alertness, the robber escaped with his accomplices. A thorough search conducted and nothing reported stolen. Incident reported to Naval Authorities and Terminal PFSO.


24.07.2016: 2220 LT: Posn: 00:13.4S - 117:33.9E, Samarinda Anchorage, Indonesia.

Three robbers in a small wooden motor boat approached and boarded an anchored bulk carrier. Duty crew on routine rounds noticed the robbers and raised the alarm. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped with stolen ship’s stores. A search was carried out throughout the ship. Incident reported to port control and the port police arrived at the location for investigation.


22.07.2016: 0447 UTC: Posn: 13:37.5N - 042:35.9E, Red Sea.

Sixteen pirates in two skiffs armed with AK47 and an RPG approached and fired upon a cable layer vessel installing cables at 0.5 knots. Alarm raised, SSAS activated and the non-essential crew retreated to the citadel. UKMTO and a warship acknowledged the urgency calls made by the Master. The armed security team onboard returned fire resulting in the pirates aborting the attack and moving away. All crew safe.


07.07.2016: 1430 UTC: Posn: 03:05N - 004:53E, Around 98nm SW of Bayelsa, Nigeria.

Three pirates armed with guns fired upon and boarded an offshore supply vessel underway. Alarm raised, distress alert activated and non-essential crew retreated into the citadel. The pirates kidnapped five crew members and escaped with crew personal belongings. One crew was injured during the incident. Nigerian Authorities notified.


20.07.2016: 0430 LT: Posn: 04:33.9S – 081:18.6W, Talaro Road, Peru.

During routine security rounds onboard an anchored tanker the duty crew noticed a small motor boat near the starboard anchor chain with one robber in the boat and another climbing up the anchor chain. He immediately informed the OOW who raised the alarm and directed a search light towards the robbers. Hearing the alarm and seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped in their boat. Incident reported to port control.

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