Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days
05.01.2018: 1830 UTC:
Posn: 00:16.22S – 117:36.11E, Muara Berau Anchorage, Samarinda, Indonesia.
Five robbers approached an anchored bulk carried in a small boat and attempted to board via the anchor chain. Alert duty crew noticed the robbers and shouted at them resulting in the robbers retreating and moving away.
Posn: 02:27.4N – 101:39.11E, Around 9nm WSW Of Port Dickson, Malaysia.
OOW noticed a speed boat with five masked persons holding a long hook approaching the vessel.
Alarm raised and crew mustered with firehoses.
Seeing the crew alertness, the speed boat moved away.
03.01.2018: 0620 UTC:
Posn: 10:11.89N – 064:50.83W, Puerto Jose Anchorage, Venezuela.
Five robbers in a small boat boarded an anchored bulk carrier.
Duty AB noticed the robbers and reported to OOW, who raised the alarm. Seeing the alerted crew, the robbers escaped.
Master contacted port control but did not receive a reply.
All crew safe..
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