Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days
15.02.2018: 0525 UTC:
Posn: Macapa Anchorage, Brazil.
The OOW onboard an anchored bulk carrier noticed the forecastle door open and unauthorised persons on the forward deck. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the alerted crew, the robbers escaped. On searching the vessel, ship’s stores were reported stolen. Port Authority notified via local agent.
15.02.2018: 0112 UTC:
Posn: 10:14.2N – 064:44.2W, Puerto La Cruz Anchorage, Venezuela.
Three robbers armed with knives boarded an anchored tanker. Duty AB on routine rounds saw the robbers and notified the OOW. The AB was threatened by one of the robbers. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the alerted crew, the robbers escaped with stolen ship’s stores. Incident reported to the Puerto La Cruz VTS. A Coast Guard patrol boat was dispatched to investigate.
06.02.2018: 0212 UTC:
Posn: 10:10.60N – 064:47.7W, Puerto Jose Anchorage, Venezuela.
Four robbers boarded an anchored tanker. Duty AB on routine rounds noticed the robbers and immediately notified the OOW, who raised the alarm and crew mustered. Seeing the alerted crew, the robbers escaped in a small boat with stolen ship’s properties. Incident reported to Port Authorities.
11.02.2018: 2120 UTC:
Posn: 22:07.70N – 091:43.41E, Chittagong Anchorage, Bangladesh.
Five robbers armed with knives in a small boat attempted to board an anchored bulk carrier using ropes attached with hooks. The crew noticed the robbers and informed the Master and prepared the fire hoses to stop the robbers. Seeing the alerted crew, the robbers escaped empty handed.
09.02.2018: 1245 UTC:
Posn: 04:06.0N – 008:51.0E, Around 10nm SW of Idenao, Cameroon.
Persons armed with AK47 assault rifles boarded a fishing vessel, kidnapped three crew members and escaped. The Cameroonian Authorities notified and are currently investigating the incident.
09.02.2018: 1930 UTC:
Posn: 22:11.56N – 088:09.59E, Diamond Harbour Anchorage, Kolkata, India.
Duty AB on routine rounds onboard an anchored bulk carrier heard an unusual sound coming from the anchor chain. Upon checking, he noticed one robber climbing the anchor chain. He also saw two more persons waiting in a small boat. The duty AB shouted at the robber resulting in the robber aborting the climb and escaping.
06.02.2018: 1715 UTC:
Posn: 22:08.6N - 091:44.0E, Chittagong Anchorage C, Bangladesh.
Four robbers armed with guns boarded an anchored general cargo vessel and threatened the duty watchman who managed to escape. Alarm raised, PA announcement made and crew mustered. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped with stolen ship’s stores. The incident reported to the Coast Guard.
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