Crude Oil Tanker
This incident will not be included in the IMB statistics. 12.05.2017: 0424 UTC: Posn: 03:58.2N - 007:33.6E, Yoho Anchorage, Nigeria
Crew onboard a tanker underway noticed two skiffs with around nine persons approaching in suspicious way. Alarm raised and crew mustered. One skiff closed to a distance of 3 meters and seeing the alerted crew moved away.
Offshore Supply ship
19.05.2017: 1130 UTC: Posn: 10:58N - 118:15E, Around 56nm NW of Cacnipa Island, Philippines.
An offshore tug underway was chased by two speed boats. Master increased speed, conducted evasive manoeuvres and activated fire hoses. Incident reported to Philippines Authorities. Vessel managed to escape and crew are safe.
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18.05.2017: 0001 TO 0530 LT: Posn : 10:11.31N – 064:46.16W: Around 4nm West of Lecheria, Venezuela.
Robbers boarded an anchored chemical tanker, stole ship’s equipment, stores and escaped unnoticed. Theft noticed by crew on routine rounds
066-17Offshore Supply ship16.05.2017: 1803 UTC: Posn: 03:32N - 126:23E, Around 26nm SW of Kepulauan Talaud North Sulawesi, Indonesia. An Offshore supply ship underway was approached by a small speed boat, which closed to approximately 30meters. Alarm raised, crew mustered and fire pump started to charge fire hoses.
Seeing the alerted crew the boat aborted and moved away.
17.05.2017: Posn: 03:59N – 006:46E: Around 21nm South of Nigerian Coast.
While underway armed pirates boarded a general cargo ship. They kidnapped six crew members and escaped. The remaining crew sailed the vessel to Bonny anchorage. The Nigerian Navy is investigating the case.
11.05.2017: 1212 UTC: Posn: Muara Berau Anchorage, Samarinda, Indonesia.
A robber, armed with a knife boarded an anchored bulk carrier via the anchor chain. Duty AB on routine rounds noticed the robber and informed the OOW who raised the alarm and crew mustered. Hearing the alarm and seeing the crew alertness, the robber escaped via the anchor chain. A search was carried out. Nothing reported stolen.
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