Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days:
Posn: 00:03.27N – 050:58.93W, Macapa Anchorage, Brazil.
Six persons armed with knives boarded an anchored bulk carrier via the anchor chain. Duty AB on routine rounds spotted the persons and immediately informed the Master, who raised the alarm. PA announcement made, whistle blown, and all crew mustered. A search was carried out. Ship’s crew found the paint store room's lock broken and ship's stores reported stolen.
Posn: 05:59.8S - 105:57.8E, D6 Berth, Cigading Port, Indonesia.
Duty watchman on routine rounds onboard an anchored bulk carrier noticed two robbers in the steering gear room and immediately informed the OOW who sounded the ship’s whistle and PA announcement made. On searching the vessel, ship’s crew found the steering gear room's lock broken and ship's engine spares stolen.
Posn: 01:13.00N – 103:34.50E, Around 3.4nm SSE of Tanjung Piai, Johor, Malaysia.
Persons from five wooden boats approached, illegally boarded and stole properties from a crane barge under tow by a tug and escaped. The tug Master contacted the Authorities and reported the incident.
Posn: 14:32.56S – 040:39.16E, Nacala Inner Anchorage, Mozambique.
Duty crew noticed the forward store broken into and reported same to the duty officer. Alarm raised. A search was carried out. Foot prints were noticed on the forecastle deck. Ship's stores reported stolen.
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