Incidents reported by the IMB since the last report:
07.01.2020: 2015 UTC:
Posn: 01:16.20N – 104:16.15E, Singapore Straits.
Duty motorman on routine engine room rounds, onboard a product tanker underway, noticed an unauthorized person armed with a knife in the steering gear room. As the motorman challenged the person, a second person was noticed escaping towards the poop deck. Alarm raised. Incident reported to Singapore VTIS. On searching the tanker, nothing was reported stolen.
08.02.2020: 1830 UTC:
Posn : 01:15.67N – 104:10.28E, Singapore Straits.
Duty crew onboard a product tanker underway noticed an unauthorised person in the engine room. Alarm raised, crew mustered, and incident reported to Singapore VTIS. On searching the vessel it was noticed that ship’s properties were stolen.
19.01.2020: 2010 UTC:
Posn: 05:08.3N – 002:17.9E, Around 73nm South of Cotonou, Benin.
Two pirates armed with AK47 rifles in a boat approached and boarded a drifting container ship. Alarm raised, deck lights switched off, accommodation locked down and engines started and headed towards Tema. Ghana navy was notified and requested to board to search the vessel on arrival. All crew safe. Nothing reported stolen.
01.02.2020: 0130 UTC:
Posn: 06:15.7N – 003:19.1E, Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria.
Two robbers in a boat boarded an anchored tanker. They tried to seize the duty AB on routine rounds, who managed to escape. Alarm raised. Hearing the alerted crew, the robbers escaped without stealing anything. Incident reported to Nigerian Navy. A patrol boat was dispatched to the location.
02.02.2020: 2120 UTC:
Posn: 01:03.89N – 103:53.98E, Batam Island, Indonesia.
Alert crew onboard a tug moored to a buoy noticed three robbers on deck and raised the alarm. The crew confronted the robbers who were able to escape with the assistance of two of their accomplices waiting in their boat. Incident reported to the police who boarded the tug for investigations. A search was carried out. It was noticed the padlock to the storeroom was damaged and ship’s equipment stolen. All crew safe
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