30.01.2017: 0345 UTC: Posn: 08:27.3N – 013:26.4W, Freetown Outer Anchorage, Sierra Leone.
Duty deck crew onboard an anchored container ship informed the OOW that two robbers were sighted on the forecastle. Alarm raised, PA announcement made and crew mustered. Hearing the alarm and seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped without stealing anything.
24.01.2017: 1750 LT:
Posn: 10:19.3N - 075:32.1W, Mamonal Inner Anchorage, Colombia.
Unnoticed, robbers boarded an anchored chemical tanker, stole the ship’s properties and escaped. The theft was discovered by the crew during routine rounds.
25.01.2017: 0035 UTC:
Posn: 08:27.1N - 013:21.2W, Pepel Outer Anchorage, Sierra Leone.
Three robbers with knives boarded an anchored bulk carrier. Duty crew noticed the robbers on the forecastle and notified the duty officer who raised the alarm. Robbers threatened the duty AB with knives and escaped with stolen ship’s properties.
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