Incidents reported by the IMB ICC in the last 7 days:
07.09.2017: 1910 UTC:
Posn: 02:03.55N - 104:59.28E, Around 35 NM SSE of Pulau Aur, Malaysia.
Four persons armed with a gun and knives boarded a LPG carrier underway. They stole crew and ship’s properties and escaped. All crew safe.
06.09.2017: 0700 UTC:
Posn: 05:38.30N - 103:11.80E, 3NM East off Yu Island, Malaysia.
Ten persons boarded and hijacked a tanker underway and switched off the AIS equipment. The crew activated the SSAS and the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), dispatched two patrol vessels and a helicopter to locate the tanker. The helicopter spotted the hijacked tanker with another unknown vessel alongside. A speed boat with three persons was seen moving away from the tanker. A MMEA boarding team boarded the tanker and detained the 10 pirates and escorted the tanker to a safe port.
Crude Oil Tanker
07.09.2017: 0230 UTC:
10.12.25N – 064:47.54W: Puerto La Cruz Anchorage, Venezuela.
Seven robbers armed with a guns and knives boarded an anchored tanker. They attacked two watchmen and tied them up. When the watchman did not report to bridge the OOW sent crew to investigate. Master informed and alarm raised. On noticing the alerted crew, the robbers escaped with stolen ship’s stores. Terminal authorities notified.
02.09.2017: 1945 UTC:
Posn: 22:14.08N – 091:44.53E, Chittagong Alpha Anchorage, Bangladesh.
Four robbers armed with long knives boarded an anchored bulk carrier during cargo operations. The watchmen and duty AB on routine rounds noticed the robbers on the forecastle and informed the bridge. Alarm raised and crew alerted. Hearing the alarm, the robbers escaped with stolen ship’s stores. Port control and coast guard were informed.
Crude Oil Tanker
01.09.2017: 0315 UTC:
Posn: 10:14.3N – 064:44.0W, Puerto La Cruz Anchorage, Venezuela.
Five robbers in a small fishing boat armed with pistols, knives and sticks boarded an anchored tanker. They assaulted the aft duty watchman, tied him up and took him hostage. When the watchman failed to report, the OOW sent another duty crew to investigate. The OOW was notified about the robbers and the alarm was raised. Hearing the alarm and seeing the crew alertness, the robbers jumped overboard and escaped in their boat. A search was carried out and the watchman was found with minor injuries. Ship’s stores were reported stolen. Port control was informed through local agents.
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