New incidents reported over the last 7 days.
23.06.2017: 1300 UTC:
Posn: 03:55.2N – 103:52.8E, Around 33nm ENE of Kuantan, Malaysia.
A tanker enroute from Singapore to Songkhla, Thailand was boarded by six pirates armed with guns in a speed boat. They took all the crew hostage, hit a few crew with their guns and damaged the navigation and communication equipment. They then sailed the tanker to an unknown location where part of the gas oil cargo was stolen and transferred into another vessel. Before escaping the pirates stole crew personal belongings and ship’s properties. After the pirates departure, the crew sailed to a safe port
21.06.2017: 2030 UTC:
Posn: 01:04.39N – 104:08.35E, Jetty No. 3, CPO Kabil Port, Batam, Indonesia.
While carrying out pre-departure checks the duty AB noticed wet footsteps on the poop deck. On carrying out further checks he noticed the padlocks to the steering gear and engine room were removed and engine spares missing. Alarm raised, crew mustered and a search was carried out. The incident was reported to Port VTS and local agents. No intruders were found on board.
Crude Oil Tanker
24.06.2017: 0424 UTC:
Posn: 10:12N - 064:46W, Jose Terminal Anchorage, Venezuela.
Eight robbers boarded an anchored tanker during the pre-departure inspection. They assaulted the duty AB on security rounds. Another crew noticed the robbers, raised the alarm and injured himself as he fled from the robbers.The duty officer sounded the general alarm and ship’s whistle resulting in the robbers escaping. No loss of property was reported. The injured crew was sent ashore for medical attention. Coast Guard informed.
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