Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days:
23.02.2019: 0400 UTC:
Posn: 04:54.6N – 001:40.2W,
Takoradi Anchorage, Ghana.
Unnoticed, robbers boarded an anchored cargo vessel. They stole ship’s stores and escaped. Incident reported to local Authorities.
27.02.2019: 0854 UTC:
Posn: 03:07.7N– 006:12.4E,
Around 69nm South of Brass, Nigeria.
Two skiffs with 16 armed persons chased, fired upon and attempted to board a tanker underway. General alarm raised, SSAS activated and non-essential crew mustered in the citadel. A security vessel in the vicinity responded to the Master's call resulting in the skiffs aborting and moving away. Crew and vessel reported safe. Incident reported to Nigerian Navy.
27.02.2019: 2000 UTC:
Posn: 03:08N – 006:03E,
Around 70nm South of Brass, Nigeria.
Duty officer onboard a product tanker underway noticed on radar, two targets at a distance of 4nm. At 2nm the targets were seen to cross the stern, increase speed and approach at high speed. As the skiffs closed in to the tanker they opened fire. The onboard Nigerian naval personnel returned fire. The skiffs retreated and followed the tanker for a short duration before moving away.
27.02.2019: 0500 UTC:
Posn: 04:56.4N – 001:34.3W,
Aboadze Anchorage, Ghana.
Unnoticed robbers boarded an anchored tanker. They stole ship’s stores and escaped. Incident reported to local authority.
21.02.2019: 0016 UTC:
Posn: 02:59.5N – 005:56.6E,
Around 80nm South of Brass, Nigeria.
Around four to six armed pirates in a speed boat chased and fired upon a container vessel underway. Alarm raised and non-essential crew mustered in the citadel. Due to evasive manoeuvres, the boarding was evaded. Nigerian Navy notified. Vessel and crew reported safe.
03.02.2019: 0500 UTC:
Posn: 01:18.6N – 001:51.8E,
Around 300nm SW of Bayelsa, Nigeria.
Five armed pirates attacked and boarded a landing craft underway, kidnapped three crew members and escaped. Incident reported to the Nigerian Navy who dispatched a naval boat to assist the vessel. Remaining crew sailed the vessel under naval escort to a safe anchorage. On 01.03.2019, received confirmation from the Owners that the three kidnapped crew members were released safely.
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