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21.03.2017: 1800 UTC:
Posn: 13:40.48N – 121:03.10E, JG Summit Berth, Batangas, Philippines.
During loading operations, duty crew on board a LPG carrier, noticed a robber hiding near the starboard winches. When confronted, the robber threatened the crew with a long knife. Alarm raised and crew alerted. Seeing the alerted crew, the robber escaped in a waiting boat with his accomplice. On searching the tanker after the incident, the crew reported ship’s properties were stolen. Local authorities and local agents informed.
Posn: Enroute to Bosaso, Off Somalia.
A dhow with 11 crew onboard was boarded and hijacked by pirates while enroute to Bosaso. The dhow is currently inside Somali coastal waters between Hobyo and El Hur.
For the latest reports go to the IMB Piracy Reporting Center: