27.08.2019: 1225 UTC: Sandakan Port, Malaysia
During routines round, duty AB onboard a berthed bulk carrier noticed two robbers on the forecastle and raised the alarm. Seeing alerted crew, the robbers jumped overboard and escaped in a boat alongside the vessel with another robber. Upon investigation, ship’s properties reported stolen. Incident reported to local police.
15.05.2019: 0700 UTC: Posn: Martissant Terminal, Port Au Prince, Haiti.
Two armed robbers boarded a berthed tanker using a hook attached to a rope. Duty crew noticed the robbers and raised the alarm resulting in the robbers escaping with ship’s stores. Incident reported to PFSO.
25.08.2019: 2045 UTC: Posn: 01:35N – 104:32E, Around 17nm ENE of Bandar Penawar, Johor, Malaysia.
Duty crew onboard an anchored tanker noticed armed persons on the forecastle and notified the duty officer. Alarm raised and forward whistle sounded. Master advised all crew to retreat into the accommodation. Hearing the alarm, the armed persons escaped with a life raft and other ship's properties.
22.08.2019: 1830 UTC: Posn: 03:54.40N – 098:47.25E, Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia.
Duty crew onboard an anchored bulk carrier noticed a small boat near the anchor chain and told the boat to move away as they were about to heave up the anchor. As the duty crew was about to raise the alarm, two armed robbers who had already boarded the ship, held the duty crew at knife point and tied him up. When the ship was ready to heave up the anchor, the remaining crew proceeded to the forecastle. On seeing these crew members approaching, the robbers snatched the duty crew’s walkie-talkie and escaped through the hawse pipe after opening the security cover. Incident reported to Port Control. On berthing, Marine Police boarded the ship for investigation.
14.08.2019: 0130 UTC: 04:40.50N – 007:09.31E, Federal Ocean Terminal, Onne, Nigeria.
Duty officer onboard a berthed offshore supply ship noticed a robber on the CCTV stealing ship’s properties from the pump room and immediately informed the master. Crew locked the robber inside the pump room. Seeing the alerted crew, the accomplice waiting in a canoe alongside the vessel escaped. Port authority notified and the robber was taken ashore for questioning and investigation.
20.08.2019: 2040 UTC: 01:06.15N – 103:53.06E, Batam Anchorage, Indonesia.
Five robbers armed with knives boarded an anchored tug. Crew alerted and alarm raised. Crews mustered in a safe location and called local authorities who responded and boarded the tug for investigations. Deck and engine room spares reported stolen. All crew safe.
17.08.2019: 0325 UTC: Posn : 03:34.84N – 006:40.75E, 50nm SE of Brass, Nigeria.
Pirates boarded a LPG tanker underway. Alarm sounded and crew mustered in the citadel. Headcount indicated one crew missing in the citadel. Owners and Nigerian Navy notified and a naval patrol boat was dispatched. After the Nigerian Naval team boarded the vessel and confirmed no pirates on board the crew emerged from the citadel.
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