09.02.2017: 2130 UTC:
Posn: 04:45.2S - 011:49.2E, Pointe Noire Anchorage, Congo
Duty crew onboard an anchored supply vessel noticed a boat alongside near the bow and informed the OOW. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped with stolen ship’s properties.
23.02.2017: 0355 LT:
Posn: 01:10.9N - 103:59.2E, Batu Ampar Anchorage, Batam, Indonesia
Five robbers armed with a knife boarded an anchored offshore tug. Alert crew noticed the robbers on the CCTV cameras and raised the alarm. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped without stealing anything.
19.02.2017: 1024 UTC: Posn: 06:09.26N - 119:39.18E, around 17NM North of Pearl Bank, Philippines.
Armed persons in a speedboat approached and boarded a general cargo ship underway. They damaged the navigation equipment, kidnapped six crew and escaped. Remaining crew managed to sail the vessel until the Philippines Coast Guard intercepted and boarded the vessel for investigation. One crew reported killed during the incident.
19.02.2017: 0709 UTC: Posn: 05:12.66N - 004:48.57E, around 33nm WSW of Forcados, Nigeria.
Armed pirates in a speedboat approached and boarded an asphalt tanker underway. Alarm raised, SSAS activated and all crew retreated to the citadel.
The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre received the information from the Nigerian Navy and contacted the Owners for further details and liaised with all parties. Two naval vessels were dispatched to assist the vessel.
The pirates damaged ships equipment, stole ship’s properties and crew personal belongings and escaped before the naval teams boarded the vessel to rescue the crew.
All crew were reported safe.
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