Incidents reported by the IMB since the last report:
15.12.2019: 0800 UTC:
Posn: 04:23.59N – 002:03.15E, Around 118nm SSW of Cotonou, Benin.
Around six heavily armed pirates boarded a product tanker underway. They took hostage all crew members and destroyed some equipment resulting in the tanker going into a blackout condition. The remaining crew sent a distress and requested to be towed to a safe area. Upon receiving the information, the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre immediately notified and liaised with the Regional Authorities to provide assistance to the tanker. A Togo Navy ship was dispatched to the location of the tanker and made arrangements to tow the tanker. Twenty crew were reported missing.
21.11.201: 0850 UTC :
Posn : 12:01.70S – 077:12.62W: Callao Anchorage, Peru.
Crew on routine rounds onboard an anchored bulk carrier noticed three robbers armed with long knives at forecastle deck and raised the alarm. Crew mustered. A small boat was seen departing the vessel. Upon checking, the bosun store and paint store were reported broken into and ship’s stores stolen.
07.12.2019: 0610 UTC:
Posn: 12:01.42S - 077:13.75W, Callao Anchorage, Peru.
Three robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier via the anchor chain and hawse pipe. They tied up the duty OS, took his radio, watch and flashlight and entered the forecastle store. The duty OS managed to escape and raised the alarm resulting in the crew mustering. Hearing the alarm, the robbers escaped in a waiting motorboat. Upon investigation, ship’s properties were reported stolen. Incident reported to TRAMAR Port Control.
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