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


25.09.2016: 0230 LT: Posn: 07:46S – 109:04E, Cilacap Anchorage, Indonesia.

Three robbers armed with long knives boarded an anchored bulk carrier. They took hostage the duty AB, threatened and tied him with the gangway railing. Then, they entered into the engine room, took hostage and tied up the duty 2/E and oiler. The oiler managed to free himself and raised the alarm. The robbers escaped with the stolen engine spares. Crew mustered and a search was carried out. No injuries to crew members. Incident was reported to Port Authorities.


02.09.2016: 0200 LT: Posn: Port Au Prince Anchorage, Haiti.

Two robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier and threatened duty crew with a long knife and stones. Alarm raised and crews mustered. Seeing the alerted crew the robbers escaped in a small boat with stolen ship’s stores. Incident reported to Port Au Prince Authority.


27.09.2016: 0220 LT: Posn: 10:15.3N – 107:01.0E, Vung Tau Anchorage, Vietnam.

Duty AB on routine rounds onboard an anchored general cargo ship noticed three robbers near the paint locker. While two robbers stole paint drums the third robber armed with a gun and a jungle bolo stood watch. The AB afraid for his safety, hid near the windlass until the three robbers escaped in a small boat. Alarm raised, crew mustered and a search was carried out. Incident reported to Vung Tau VTS and Port Control.


22.09.2016: 2350 LT: Posn: 10:09.7N – 064:46.8W, Barcelona Anchorage, Venezuela.

Around four small fishing vessels were engaged in fishing around an anchored tanker. Robbers disguised as fishermen approached and boarded the tanker, stole ship’s properties and escaped unnoticed. The theft was noticed during routine rounds by the duty crew. A search was made throughout the tanker and the incident was reported to Port Control. Authorities boarded the tanker for investigation.


23.09.2016: 0145 LT: Posn: Port of Casablanca, Morocco.

Duty crew onboard a berthed bulk carrier observed two suspicious persons hiding on the jetty. The persons attempted to board the vessel at four different times but were unsuccessful because of the alert crew. Incident reported to the PFSO and agent. No action taken.

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