Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days
16.03.2018: 0810 UTC,
Posn: 03:57.31N - 006: 52.39E, Around 29nm SW of Bonny Island, Nigeria.
Eight armed pirates in a small high-speed boat approached and fired upon a tanker underway. Master notified the onboard naval armed team, commenced evasive manoeuvres and all non-essential crew retreated to the citadel. Seeing the vessel hardening the pirates aborted and moved away. Nigerian Navy notified.
16.02.2018: Night hours:
Posn: 06:44.21N – 122:23.50E: Off Sibago Island, Philippines.
Armed persons in a boat approached a general cargo ship underway. Alarm raised and distress calls made. The Philippines Coast Guard (PCG) immediately responded by dispatching its naval boats. As the armed persons attempted to board the ship the crews poured hot water on the perpetrators who fired upon the ship, injuring one crew, before aborting the attack. The PCG boarding team provided medical assistance to the injured crew.
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ASKET Operations - Piracy, MarSec & Maritime Cyber Alerts Map 2018