Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days
03.01.2018: 2158 UTC:
Posn: 01:33.1N – 104:47.0E: Around 22nm NNE of Tanjung Berakit, Pulau Bintan, Indonesia.
While at anchor, duty watchkeeper spotted five robbers boarding the vessel from the stern. Alarm raised and crew proceeded to the citadel. Later, a search was carried out and no robbers were found onboard.
Nothing reported stolen.
01.02.2018: 0748 UTC:
Posn: 06:16N – 002:31E, Cotonou Anchorage, Benin.
The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB PRC) received a missing vessel report from the Owners of an anchored tanker awaiting berthing instruction. The Owners reported that they had lost contact with the tanker laden with gasoline. The last communication received was on 01 Feb 2018 at 0748 UTC.
The IMB PRC immediately notified all the Regional Authorities and the International warships in the Gulf of Guinea, and a search was carried out. The IMB PRC broadcast a message to all ships in the region to look out for the missing tanker.
On 06 Feb 2018, the Owners confirmed that the tanker was released.
The crew and cargo safe.
For the latest reports go to the IMB Piracy Reporting Center