Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days:
10.10.2018: 2310 UTC:
Posn: 10:13N – 064:50W, Jose Anchorage, Venezuela.
Duty watchman onboard an anchored tanker was overpowered by five robbers armed with large knives. The robbers tied up and threatened to killed the duty crew if he made any noise. The robbers then, opened the ships store, stole ship properties and the emergency food supplies from the forward life raft and escaped. The incident was reported to local authorities.
09.12.2018: 1916 UTC:
06:00S – 106:54E: Tanjung Priok Anchorage, Indonesia.
Duty watchman onboard an anchored container vessel noticed three robbers on the aft deck and notified the OOW. Alarm raised, announcement on PA system made and all crew mustered on the bridge. Master contacted the pilot station and agents. Authorities boarded the vessel to render assistance and investigate.
09.12.2018: 2310 UTC:
Posn: 20:55.12N – 107:17.41E, Cam Pha Anchorage, Vietnam.
During routine rounds, duty crew onboard an anchored bulk carrier noticed robbers armed with knives and bamboo stick on the forward deck. Duty officer notified, alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped in a wooden boat. Upon investigation, ship’s stores were reported stolen. Local agents and authorities informed.
Offshore Support Vessel
04.12.2018: 1800 UTC:
Posn: 03:08N – 006:20E, Around 70 nm South of Brass, Nigeria
Nine pirates in a speedboat chased and successfully boarded a supply vessel underway. All crews mustered in the citadel. The Nigerian Navy sent a patrol boat to intercept the pirates. Upon arriving to the vessel location, the navy opened fire, resulting in the pirates escaping with stolen personal belongings. The vessel was escorted to a safe port. All crew reported safe.
For the latest reports go to the IMB Piracy Reporting Center
ASKET Intelligence Map - - Piracy, MarSec & Maritime Cyber Alerts Map 2018