04.11.2019: 0240 UTC: Posn: 05:58.22N – 001:15.70E, around 9nm SSE of Lome, Togo.
Three persons armed with guns and knives boarded an anchored tanker and shot one armed guard in his leg. They entered into the accommodation and tried to force their way into the captain’s cabin, but were unsuccessful. Alarm raised and SSAS activated. Once the armed persons left the tanker a headcount was taken and four crew members were reported missing. Togo Navy boarded the vessel for investigation.
08.10.2019: 1920 UTC: Posn: 01:43N – 101:26E, Dumai Inner Anchorage, Indonesia.
Duty officer on board an anchored tanker noticed four robbers on deck and informed Master. Alarm raised, crew mustered and PA announcement made. The robbers escaped without stealing anything and a search carried out. Incident reported to local agent.
14.10.2019: 2200 UTC: Posn: 03:55N – 098:48E, Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia.
Duty crew onboard an anchored tanker noticed a person attempting to board via the anchor chain, while two persons waited in the boat alongside the tanker. Duty crew reported the incident to the OOW who raised the alarm. Seeing the alerted crew, the persons escaped in their boat.
24.10.2019: 2115 UTC: Posn: 01:03.0N – 103:38.0E, Singapore Straits.
Alert crew onboard a tanker underway noticed four robbers on deck and raised the alarm. Hearing the alerted crew the robbers escaped without stealing anything. Incident reported to Singapore VTIS.
21.10.2019: 1747 UTC: Posn: 06:01.3S – 105:53.8E, Cigading Anchorage, Indonesia.
Alert crew onboard an anchored bulk carrier noticed four unauthorised persons near the entrance of the engine room. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Hearing the alerted crew the persons escaped without stealing anything.
06.10.2019: 2230 UTC: Posn: Apapa BOP Terminal, Lagos, Nigeria.
During cargo operations, around seven to eight armed persons in two wooden boats came alongside and boarded a berthed tanker. Alert crew noticed the persons, raised the alarm and stopped the discharging operations. Before escaping, the persons fired towards the crew. No injuries reported. Cargo from the terminal’s manifolds was reported stolen.
05.10.2019: Early Hours: Posn: 04:21.07N – 006:52.20E, Nigeria.
A fishing vessel, having machinery problems drifted to the mouth of Sambreiro river where it was attacked by several persons. The persons vandalised the vessel and escaped. The vessel owners notified the Nigerian Navy who were able to located and inspect the vessel.
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