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

Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days


Bulk Carrier

21.04.2018: 1545 UTC:

Posn: 01:15.9N – 104:08.6E, Around 4.7nm NE of Nongsa, Pulau Batam, Indonesia.

Duty crew onboard a bulk carrier underway noticed unauthorized persons in the engine room and raised the alarm. Hearing the alarm the persons escaped. On searching the vessel nothing reported stolen.


General Cargo

21.04.2018: 0534 UTC:

Posn: 03:48N – 006:50E, Around 38nm SSW of Bonny Island, Nigeria.

Armed pirates boarded a general cargo ship enroute from Takoradi, Ghana to Port Harcourt, Nigeria, kidnapped 11 crew members and escaped. The incident was reported to the Nigerian Navy and a patrol boat was sent to the location. Naval personnel boarded and searched the ship, and found three crew members onboard. The ship sailed under the escort of the patrol boat to a safe location.


Offshore Support Vessel

21.01.2018: 0001 UTC:

Posn: 04:00.8N – 009:40.3E, Douala Port, Cameroon.

Two robbers attempted to board a berthed utility vessel via the scaffolding installed at the stern. The Duty Watchman noticed the robbers and informed the security guard on board who fired a warning shot, resulting in the robbers aborting the attempted boarding and escaped. Port authority informed.


Bulk Carrier

21.04.2018: 1300 UTC:

Posn: 00:14.33S – 117:35.07E, Muara Berau Anchorage, Samarinda, Indonesia.

Robbers in a boat approached an anchored bulk carrier and attempted to board via the anchor chain. Duty crew directed lights towards the robbers and raised the alarm. Seeing the alerted crew, the robbers aborted their attempt and escaped in their boat.


Bulk Carrier

20.04.2018: 1900 UTC:

Posn: 00:14.33S – 117:35.07E, Muara Berau Anchorage, Samarinda, Indonesia.

Robbers in a wooden boat tried to board an anchored bulk carrier via the anchor chain. The crew noticed the boats and raised the alarm. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers aborted the attempted boarding and escaped.

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