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IMB ICC Live Piracy & Armed Robbery Report 2017 - Reported to #IMB #ICC in Last 7 days #ASKET #m

Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days


Crude Oil Tanker

01.11.2017: 1006UTC:

Posn: 04:02.7N - 007:03.5E. Around 21nm SSW of Bonny Island, Nigeria.

Lookout onboard a tanker underway noticed two speed boats approaching at high speed. OOW immediately raised the emergency alarm and Master notified the terminal who relayed the information to a Nigerian naval ship. As the speed boats closed to the tanker guns and ladders were sighted. The Master ordered the crew to secure all access to the vessel and retreat into the citadel. The bridge team commenced evasive manoeuvre to prevent the pirates from boarding. On seeing the approaching naval ship, the pirates aborted the attempted boarding and moved away. The tanker continued her passage. All crew safe.



30.09.2017: 0600 – 1515UTC

Posn: Manila South Port Anchorage, Philippines.

While approaching an anchored container ship, a port authority service boat noticed a small boat with four persons near the bow. As the service boat approached the bow two robbers were seen jumping overboard and escaping. On searching the vessel ship’s property was reported stolen. Later, while on routine deck rounds duty AB noticed a rope secured to the shipside and notified the OOW who sounded the ships horn and alarm. Three robbers were then noticed jumping overboard and escaping. On searching the vessel, it was again reported that ship’s properties were stolen. Coast Guard notified.


Product Tanker

31.10.2017: 1945 UTC:

Posn: 01:29.0N - 104:43.5E, Around 17.7NM NE Tanjung Berakit, Bintan Islands, Indonesia.

During routine rounds, duty engineer on board an anchored product tanker noticed footprints in the Engine Room. On carrying out a search, engine spares were reported missing. Review of CCTV recording confirmed tanker to be boarded by five robbers.


Crude Oil Tanker

25.10.2017: 2005 UTC:

Posn : 03:35.5N – 006:49.2E, Around 51nm SSW of Bonny Island, Nigeria.

While underway, armed pirates from a speed boat boarded a crude oil tanker. The 23 crew transferred control to, and retreated into the citadel and contacted the owners for help. The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre received the message and immediately liaised with the Nigerian Naval Operations Centre who despatched a warship which arrived at the location and went alongside the vessel. After the crew emerged from the citadel a search was conducted. No pirates were found onboard the vessel. The Owners asked the IMB PRC for an escort until the vessel was out of the High Risk Area (HRA). IMB PRC duty officer relayed the message to the Nigerian Navy and the warship escorted the vessel until it was out of the HRA. The vessel continued her passage to the next port.


Crude Oil Tanker

29.10.2017: 1742 UTC:

Posn: 01:16.17N - 104:13.18E, Around 4nm SSE of Kampung Sungai Buntu Coast, Malaysia.

Five robbers with knives in a skiff boat boarded a tanker underway and entered the engine room, threatened the duty oiler with a knife and tied him up. As the robbers moved away the duty oiler retreated into the control room and notified the OOW. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the alerted crew the robbers escaped with stolen ship’s properties. A search was carried out. Incident reported to Singapore port operations. Singapore Coast Guard called the vessel to ensure vessel safe.


LPG Tanker

27.10.2017: 1120 UTC:

Posn: 00:41.8N - 006:03.6E, Around 35nm NW of Sao Tome & Principe Coast.

Five skiffs approached a LPG Tanker underway. Alarm raised, crew mustered, Master increased speed and commenced evasive manoeuvres. Due to the bad weather and the evasive manoeuvres the skiffs aborted the attack and moved away.


LPG Tanker

29.10.2017: 0630 UTC:

Posn: 10:19.5N – 075:31.7W, Cartagena Inner Anchorage, Columbia.

Duty officers onboard an anchored LPG tanker noticed a small boat near the anchor chain. Alarm raised . Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers were seen escaping with stolen ship’s properties. Port control was informed. Roving craft sent by port control.


Product Tanker

27.10.2017: 2130 UTC: Posn: 01:27.2N - 104:38.4E, around 13NM NNE of Tanjung Berakit, Pulau Bintan, Indonesia

Five robbers armed with knives boarded an anchored product tanker. Duty crew on routine rounds spotted the robbers and informed the bridge. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped empty handed. All crew safe.


Crude Oil Tanker

27.10.2017: 2000 UTC:

Posn: 07:51S – 109:04E, Cilacap Anchorage, Indonesia.

Duty watch on board an anchored tanker spotted a robber near the emergency generator room. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Hearing the alarm, the robber along with a three more were seen escaping from the emergency generator room. On carrying out a search nothing reported stolen. Port control informed through local agents.

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