20.11.2016: 1915 LT: Posn: 03:41S - 114:25E: Taboneo anchorage, Indonesia.
Duty OS onboard an anchored bulk carrier noticed two robbers on the forecastle deck. On seeing the OS the robbers threatened him with a long knife. Alarm raised and crew alerted. The robbers managed to lower one mooring line into their boat and escaped.
01.12.2016: 1900 LT: Posn: 03:40.3S - 114:27.2E, Banjaramasin Anchorage.
Duty AB on routine rounds, onboard an anchored general cargo ship noticed three robbers on the forecastle deck. Duty officer raised the alarm and crew mustered. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped via the hawse pipe. Port Authority informed.
01.12.2016: 0030 LT: Posn: 08:44.9S - 013:17.5E, Luanda anchorage, Angola.
Two robbers boarded an anchored product tanker. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped with stolen ship’s properties.
27.11.2016: 2210 LT: Posn: 18:34N – 072:23W, Port Au Prince Anchorage, Haiti.
Robbers attempted to board an anchored tanker via the hawse pipe. Alert crew on routine rounds noticed the robbers and raised the alarm resulting in the robbers retreating. Crew mustered and a search was carried out. Nothing reported stolen. Port control informed.
23.11.2016: 0145 LT: Posn: 10:11.4N - 064:45.4W, Puerto Jose Anchorage, Venezuela
Duty crew on routine rounds, onboard an anchored bulk carrier noticed the bosun store door open. Upon approaching the store, two robbers armed with knives were seen stealing ship’s stores. The crew tried to confront the robbers but were threatened. Alarm raised. Seeing the alerted crew, the robbers escaped with the stolen ship’s stores. The incident was reported to the Port Authority.
05.11.2016: 0245 LT: Posn: 06: 01.76S – 106:53.21E, Tanjung Priok Anchorage, Indonesia.
Two robbers in a small boat boarded an anchored LPG tanker using a rope attached with a hook. They stole ship’s spares and escaped. 2/E on routine rounds noticed the theft and informed the OOW on the bridge. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Incident reported to local authorities who boarded the tanker to investigate.
02.10.2016: 0515 LT: Posn: 05:29.7S - 105:17.3E, Panjang Anchorage, Indonesia.
Duty crew onboard an anchored bulk carrier identified three robbers boarding the ship via a small wooden boat. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped without stealing anything.
03.07.2016: 0435 LT: Posn: 00:15.5S - 117:37.3E, Muara Berau Anchorage, Samarinda, Indonesia.
Robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier, stole ship’s stores and escaped. The theft was noticed by the duty crew during routine rounds.
26.10.2016: 0330 LT: Posn: 10:23.26N - 107:03.15E, Vung Tau Anchorage, Vietnam.
Alert crew onboard an anchored container ship spotted robbers boarding the ship via a small wooden boat. Master raised the alarm and crew managed to catch one robber. The incident was reported to the Port Authorities and the robber was handed over to the local police.
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