Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days:
10.05.2019: 0100 UTC:
Posn: 07:40.8N – 128:29.3E, Around 115nm East of Baganga, Philippines.
Unidentified persons in a speedboat approached and closed onto a bulk carrier underway. Alarm raised, crew mustered and fire hoses pressurised. The persons were observed to be shouting towards the ship while holding steel hooks.
After 30 mins of chasing, the boat aborted and moved away. The ship resumed her passage.
05.05.2019: 1200 UTC
Posn: 03:04N – 007:59E, Around 41nm SW of Luba, Equatorial Guinea.
Armed pirates hijacked the tug underway and took its crew hostage. The pirates used the tug to attack and board another ship. Incident reported to authorities and a Spanish and Equatorial Guinean Naval vessel responded resulting in both ships being released.
12.05.2019: 0100 UTC:
Posn: Lome Anchorage, Togo.
Armed persons boarded and hijacked an anchored chemical tanker and its crew hostage. The Togo Navy received a call from the Owners that their tanker had been attacked and immediately responded by dispatching patrol boats to investigate. The tanker was intercepted 25nm from the anchorage area and forced to return to Lome port.
The crew were reported safe and the armed persons were captured and handed over to the Authorities.
11.05.2019: 1000 UTC:
Posn: 01:42.76N - 101:26.62E, Lubuk Gaung Anchorage, Dumai Port, Indonesia.
The ship’s crew discovered that the engine spare parts room padlock was broken and engine spare parts were missing. The crew is unsure when and how the spare parts were lost.
05.05.2019: 1216 UTC:
Posn: 03:03.2N – 007:52.3E, Around 48nm SW of Luba, Equatorial Guinea.
Pirates onboard a previously hijacked tug approached and boarded a heavy load carrier ship underway. Alarm sounded and the crew retreated into the citadel. Regional Authorities notified. A nearby Spanish Naval vessel and the Equatorial Guinean Navy responded to the incident resulting in the pirates escaping and the crews released.
The tug and the ship were escorted by the Equatorial Guinean Navy to a safe port for further investigations.
For the latest reports go to the IMB Piracy Reporting Center
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