Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days:
Posn: 09:25.0N – 013:44.1W, Around 5nm SSW of Conakry, Guinea.
Four robbers armed with a gun and knives boarded an anchored tanker. They took hostage the duty AB, tide his hands and forced him to lead them to the bridge. Once inside the bridge the robbers took hostage the duty officer and forced him to lead them to the Captain, Chief Engineer, third officer and bosun's cabins. After looting the cabins, the robbers locked the crew in a cabin and escaped. Crew personal belongings, cash and ship’s properties stolen.
2200 UTC: Posn: 04:10.26N – 008:55.38E, 4.5nm SW of Idenao, Cameroon.
Eight persons in a speed boat, boarded a fishing vessel conducting fishing operations. The perpetrators kidnapped two crew members and escaped. Cameroon navy notified and investigations are ongoing.
0000 - 0700 UTC: Posn: 04:03.1N – 009:41.3E, Port of Douala, Cameroon.
Unnoticed, robbers boarded a berthed bulk carrier during cargo operations. During routine rounds in the morning, it was noticed that the store’s padlock was broken and the door’s hinge damaged and bent. After checking, several ship’s properties and stores were reported stolen. Port Authorities informed.
0908 UTC: Posn: 01:34.6N – 104:30.9E, Around 15nm East of Bandar Penawar, Johor, Malaysia.
Three persons boarded an anchored tanker via the anchor cable. They stole the forward liferaft, ship’s properties and stores and escaped. The theft was noticed through the CCTV recording.
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