New incidents reported over the last 7 days.
29.04.2017: 1740 UTC:
Posn: 03:37.6N – 006:44.1E, Around 50nm SSW of Bonny Island, Nigeria.
Two boats with four to five pirates armed with rifles chased and fired upon a LNG tanker underway. The tanker raised the alarm and took anti-piracy preventive measures. Master noticed a ladder in one boat. The boats managed to come alongside the tanker but due to the hardening measures the pirates were unable to board and aborted the attack. All crew safe. The tanker sustained some damage due to the firing.
02.06.2017: 2020 UTC: Posn: 03:55.7N – 098:45.5E, Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia.
Two robbers armed with knives boarded an anchored bulk carrier. They held a knife to the duty watchman's neck and took him hostage. At the same time, the OOW called the watchman, who was forced to reply and indicate all clear. The robbers then tied up the watchman, removed the hawse pipe cover and let another robber onboard. They broke into the paint locker and bosun stores and stole ship's stores. The OOW noticed some abnormal movements on the forecastle and raised the alarm. The robbers stole the personal belongings of the watchman before escaping. Crew mustered and a search was carried out.
19.06.2017: 2300 UTC: Posn: 04:04S – 039:39E, Mbaraki Terminal, Mombasa, Kenya.
Duty crew on anti-piracy watch onboard a berthed product tanker noticed a robber attempting to board via the poop deck using a hook attached with rope and informed the OOW in the cargo control room. As the robber approached the ship’s railing the duty crew shouted at him resulting in the robber escaping. A search was made throughout the tanker. It was reported that nothing was stolen.
29.04.2017: 0408 UTC: Posn: 03:51.20N – 006:46.00E, Around 38nm SW of Bonny Island, Nigeria.
Two aluminum hulled motorized boats with three to five pirates armed with automatic rifles chased and fired upon a refrigerated cargo ship underway. Master raised the alarm, SSAS activated and Nigerian navy called on VHF Ch 16. Speed increased and evasive manoeuvres commenced. The pirates came close and attempted to board the ship using a ladder. Three rocket flares were fired. The Master headed towards the Okwari oil field to seek assistance from the security vessels but seeing the boats aborting and moving away the Master altered and headed towards Bonny fairway buoy. The ship sustained damages due to the firing.
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