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IMB ICC Live Piracy & Armed Robbery Report 2018 - Reported to @IMB_Piracy in Last 7 days #marsec

Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days


Asphalt/Bitumen Tanker


1639 UTC: Posn: 03:29.40N – 006:36.42E, around 60nm SW of Bonny Island, Nigeria.

Around 10 to 12 armed pirates in a high-speed boat, chased and fired upon a tanker underway. Alarm raised and non-essential crew retreated to the citadel. Due to the Master’s evasive manoeuvres and the presence of the onboard Naval armed team the pirates aborted and moved away. Incident was reported to Nigerian navy. All crew was safe.


Bulk Carrier

04.04.2018: 2005 UTC:

Posn: 00:15.41S – 117:34.18E, Muara Berau Anchorage, Samarinda, Indonesia.

Robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier during cargo operations, broke into the forepeak store, stole ship’s stores and escaped unnoticed. The crew noticed a suspicious boat in the vicinity and notified the OOW who raised the alarm. On searching the ship, the theft was identified. Agent and Port security officer informed.


Product Tanker

08.01.2018: 2305 UTC:

Posn: 06:19.15N – 003:20.35E: Around 5.6nm SW of Lagos, Nigeria.

Two robbers boarded an anchored tanker engaged in STS operations. Upon being noticed by the crew, the robbers jumped overboard and escaped. On searching the tanker, the crew found a hose near a cargo oil tank and concluded that the robbers had boarded to steal cargo. Incident reported to the naval patrol boat. All crew are safe. No cargo reported stolen.


Bulk Carrier

04.04.2018: 0650 UTC:

Posn: 00:03.88N – 050:58.34W: Around 6nm NE of Macapa Port, Brazil.

Two robbers armed with long knives boarded an anchored bulk carrier. Duty AB noticed the robbers and immediately informed D/O who raised the alarm, sounded the ship’s whistle and alerted the crew on the PA system. Seeing the alerted crew the two robbers escaped in their speed boat. On searching the ship, nothing reported stolen.



31.03.2018: 0520 UTC:

Posn: 13:58.1N – 051-25.3E, Gulf of Aden.

Two skiffs with two armed pirates in each skiff chased and closed in onto a tanker underway. Alarm raised and crew mustered. When the skiffs closed in to around 100m from the tanker the pirates fired upon the tanker. The armed guards onboard the tanker returned fire, resulting in the pirates aborting the attack and moving away. All crew safe. Ship sustained minor damage due to the firing. Ladders sighted in the skiffs.

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