30.11.2016: 2000 UTC: Posn: 07:46.17S – 109:04.22E, Cilacap Anchorage, Indonesia.
Four robbers armed with knives boarded an anchored LPG Tanker from the poop deck using a hook attached to a rope. They took hostage the duty AB and forced him to guide them into the engine room. The robbers also took the duty oiler hostage and threatened both of them with a knife. The robbers stole engine spares and escaped. The hostage crew later raised the alarm. Incident reported to the local agents and authorities.
15.12.2016: 2342 LT: Posn: Qua Iboe Anchorage, Nigeria.
Eight robbers in a skiff approach and attempted to board an anchored tanker using a long ladder. Duty officer on the bridge noticed the attempt and informed the Master. Alarm raised and crew mustered in the accommodation. Master requested immediate assistance from the local Naval Security patrol boat. Upon seeing the approaching patrol boat, the robbers abort the attempted boarding and moved away.
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