Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days
25.10.2017: 2020 UTC:
Posn: 07.44.1S - 109.04.0E, Cilacap Anchorage, Indonesia.
Four robbers armed with knives boarded an anchored LPG tanker. The duty crew on routine rounds spotted the robbers on the main deck. Alarm raised, SSAS activated and all crew mustered. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped with stolen ship’s properties. Local authorities boarded the vessel for investigation.
17.10.2017: 1550 UTC:
Posn: 01:16.1N – 104:12.7E, Around 9nm NW off Todang, Bintan Island, Indonesia.
While underway, duty crew onboard a bulk carrier noticed two unauthorised persons on the aft deck. OOW notified and alarm raised. Seeing the alerted crew, the persons escaped in their waiting boat. On carrying out a search, engine spares were reported missing.
21.10.2017: 0606 UTC:
Posn: 03:47.7N – 007:08.6E, Around 34NM South of Bonny, Nigeria.
While underway, pirates boarded a container ship. They kidnapped six crew members and escaped. The ship and remaining crew are safe. The ship continued her passage.
20.10.2017: 0320 UTC:
Posn: 10:11.3N – 064:46.9W: Puerto Jose Anchorage, Venezuela.
Crew onboard an anchored tanker noticed five robbers on the poop deck and raised the alarm. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped. A search was carried out throughout the tanker. Nothing reported stolen.
For the latest reports go to the IMB Piracy Reporting Center