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


07.08.2016: 0005 LT: Posn: 10:15.50N – 107:01.26E, Vung Tau Anchorage, Vietnam.

Three robbers in a small boat approached and boarded an anchored bulk carrier. Duty crew on routine rounds noticed the robbers and raised the alarm. All crew mustered on the main deck. Hearing the alarm and seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped, in their boat, with stolen ship’s stores. Port Control informed.


07.08.2016: 0030 LT: Posn: 04:44.9S – 011:46.3E, Pointe Noire Outer Anchorage, The Congo.

Four robbers in a small motor boat approached an anchored bulk carrier. Two robbers boarded the ship and broke into the bosun store, which triggered an alarm on the bridge. Duty officer raised the alarm and alerted the piracy watch crew members who started making their way towards the forward. Seeing the alerted crew, the two robbers escaped with their accomplices waiting in the boat. Upon investigation, nothing reported stolen.


05.08.2016: 0200 LT: Posn: Folawiyo Nispan Jetty, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria.

Four robbers armed with long knives boarded a berthed product tanker at the forecastle. They took hostage the duty pumpman on routine rounds and threatened him with long knives. The robbers submerged two hoses into the forward tank dome and commenced stealing the cargo. Once the cargo was filled into their boat, the robbers released the pumpman, and escaped. Alarm raised and a search was carried out.


29.07.2016: 2300 LT: Posn: 10:16.03N – 107:01.83E, Vung Tau Anchorage, Vietnam.

Robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier. Duty crew on routine rounds noticed the robbers. Seeing the alert crew, robbers escaped with stolen ship’s stores. A search was carried out. Incident reported to VTIS Vung Tau.

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