12.12.2016: 0533 LT: Posn: 06:18.31N - 003:21.66E, Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria.
Three robbers in a small speed boat attempted to board an anchored product tanker using ropes. Alarm raised and crew mustered in the accommodation.
The armed security team onboard fired warning shots resulting in the robbers aborting the attempted attack and moved away. Authorities informed.
08.12.2016: 0050 LT: Posn: 00:17.7S – 117:39.9E, Muara Berau Anchorage, Samarinda, Indonesia.
Three robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped with stolen ship’s stores.
Port control and PFSO informed. Authorities boarded the ship for investigation.
27.11.2016: 2145 LT: Posn: 06:14.09N - 002:34.54E, Cotonou Outer Anchorage, Benin.
Owners of a reefer ship reported that they had lost contact with their ship which was at anchor.
The IMB PRC relayed the message to the authorities in the region and the Nigerian Navy dispatched two ships to locate and intercept the vessel.
As the Navy ships approached the hijacked ship it was reported that 15 pirates escaped along with three kidnapped crew.
The remaining crew managed to sail the ship to a safe port.
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