Incidents reported by the IMB since the last report:
20.01.2020: 2145 UTC:
Posn: Kabil Anchorage, Pulau Batam, Indonesia.
While anchored, a product tanker was boarded by two robbers. While they were stealing ship’s properties the crew noticed the robbers and managed to apprehend one of the robbers. The other robber escaped in a waiting boat along with two other accomplices. The crew handed over the robber to the Indonesian Marine police who boarded the vessel for investigations.
29.01.2020: 0300 UTC:
Posn: 04:41.2N - 007:09.4E, Onne Port, Nigeria.
Duty AB onboard a berthed offshore supply vessel noticed an unauthorised person on deck. Alarm raised and hearing the alerted crew, the person escaped with stolen ship's properties. Incident reported to Port Authority and a search was carried out.
28.01.2020: 0818 UTC:
Posn: 12:00.15S – 077:10.59W, Callao Anchorage, Peru.
Two unauthorised persons from two skiffs came alongside and boarded an anchored tanker. Duty watchman on security rounds noticed the persons on the forecastle deck. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the alerted crew, the persons jumped overboard and escaped. Port Authorities notified. Nothing reported stolen.
19.01.2020: 0500 UTC:
Posn: 10:19.02N – 075:31.41W, Cartagena Anchorage, Colombia.
Two robbers armed with a machete were seen on the forecastle of an anchored tanker. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the alerted crew the robbers escaped. Incident reported to the Coast Guard who board the vessel. Nothing was reported stolen.
25.01.2020: 0050 UTC:
Posn: 06:16.91N – 003:19.53E, Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria.
Duty crew onboard an anchored tanker carrying out STS operations noticed an unauthorised person near the forecastle. Alarm sounded. Seeing the alerted crew the person jumped overboard and escaped with his accomplices in a wooden boat. A naval patrol boat arrived at the location, searched the waters around the tanker and remained close to the tanker until daybreak. Nothing reported stolen. Crew and vessel safe.
26.01.2020: 0324 UTC:
Posn: 03:56.49N – 098:45.24E, Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia.
Deck watchmen on routine rounds onboard an anchored tanker noticed the forward storeroom broken into and ships properties missing. On searching the area, footsteps were noticed on the forecastle and it was assumed that the thieves gained access via the anchor chain.
17.01.2020: Early Morning Hrs:
Posn: Lagos Secure Anchorage Area, Nigeria.
Robbers in a small boat approached an anchored tanker during STS cargo operations. Two of the robbers attempted to board the tanker via the anchor chain. Duty crew on routine rounds noticed the robbers and raised the alarm. Crew mustered and patrol boat informed. Seeing the alerted crew, the robbers aborted the attempted boarding and escaped in their boat. Authorities notified.
07.01.2020: 0130 UTC:
Posn: 21:23.90N – 072:17.14E, Alang Anchorage, India.
While anchored, persons in a small boat approached and boarded a barge, stole some scrap metal and escaped. Master noticed the persons and reported the incident to the Authorities who managed to apprehend the thieves.
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