Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days:
18.09.2019: 1900 UTC:
Posn: Dermaga Kencana Terminal, Balikpapan, Indonesia.
Two robbers boarded a berthed tanker. Alert crew noticed the robbers and raised the alarm resulting in the robbers escaping without stealing anything. Incident reported to local authorities.
23.09.2019: 1925 UTC:
Posn: 17:03.8N – 082:26.2E, Kakinada Anchorage, India.
Four robbers boarded an anchored LPG tanker using a hook attached with rope. Alert crew noticed the robbers and raised the alarm resulting in the robbers escaping in their boat with ship’s stores. Incident reported to port authorities.
25.09.2019: 2206 UTC:
Posn: 01:36N – 104:32E, Around 16nm East of Bandar Penawar, Johor, Malaysia.
A Bosun onboard an anchored general cargo ship sighted three robbers on the forecastle and immediately informed the OOW, who raised the alarm. The crew mustered and proceeded towards the forward. Seeing the alerted crew, the robbers escaped with a mooring rope.
25.09.2019: 2015 UTC:
Posn: 01:34N – 104:31E, Around 16nm East of Bandar Penawar, Johor, Malaysia.
Unnoticed, robbers boarded an anchored tanker via anchor chain and stole ship’s equipment from the forward store and escaped. Incident reported to regional authorities.
23.09.2019: 1700 UTC:
Posn: 13:46N – 120:59E, Mabini Anchorage, Philippines.
Duty crew onboard an anchored tanker noticed a person attempting to open the anchor hawse pipe cover. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Incident reported to local agent.
22.09.2019: 0100 UTC:
Posn: 02:32.44S – 080:05.72W, Around 4.5nm WNW of Isla Escalante, Ecuador.
Two duty crew onboard a container ship under pilotage failed to respond to routine radio checks from the OOW. Investigations revealed that both the crews had been assaulted and tied up. They reported that seven persons armed with a shotgun had boarded, taken them hostage and stolen their personal effects and radios before escaping. The ship proceeded to Posorja roads where the coast guard and anti-narcotics police team boarded and searched the vessel. Once clearance was given the ship resumed her passage.
23.09.2019: 0358 UTC:
Posn: 05:34.05N – 119:07.05E, Around 6.3nm North of Pulau Tambisan, Sabah, Malaysia.
Seven armed persons in two pump boats, wearing camouflage uniforms and masks, approached two fishing vessels. The persons boarded the fishing vessels, held the crew at gunpoint and took their personal effects, phones and documentation. Before leaving the armed persons kidnapped three crew members from one fishing vessel and headed to Tawi-Tawi Islands.
23.09.2019: 0315 UTC:
Posn: 06:17.7N – 003:14.1E, Lagos Secure Anchorage Area, Nigeria.
Duty watchmen onboard a tanker noticed two robbers near the forward cargo tanks and raised the alarm. One robber shouted at the watchkeeper and made a threatening gesture. Alarm raised and Nigerian navy patrol boat responded and searched the waters around the tanker. Investigations showed a section of the razor wire was broken and the vapour locks of the forward cargo tanks were opened.
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