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


17.08.2016: 1327 LT: Posn: 03:54.5N - 007:09.3E, around 28NM South of Bonny, Nigeria

Nine pirates armed with guns in a wooden speedboat approached and boarded a general cargo ship underway. Alarm raised, SSAS activated and all crew retreated to the citadel. The pirates had left when the Nigerian Navy intercepted and boarded the vessel. All crew safe.


13.08.2016: 0430 LT: Posn: 06:26.00N – 003:22.13E, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria.

Two robbers in a boat boarded a berthed product tanker. Duty crew on routine rounds noticed the robbers and informed bridge officer who raised the alarm and sounded the fog horn. Hearing the alarm, the robbers escaped in their boat. Crew mustered and a thorough search was carried out. The ullage caps of No 1 Port and Starboard cargo oil tanks were found open. Nothing reported stolen.


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.

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