Incidents reported by the IMB since the last report:
0707 UTC: Posn: 18:34.0N – 072:23.2W, Port Au Prince Anchorage, Haiti.
Two robbers armed with a gun boarded an anchored tanker. Alert duty crew noticed the robbers, raised the alarm and retreated into the accommodation. All crew mustered. Seeing the alerted crew, the robbers escaped with ship's properties in a wooden boat along with another accomplice. The incident was reported to the CSO and Port Control.
0824 UTC: Posn: 08:10.4S – 012:41.6E, Around 48.24nm NNW of Luanda, Angola.
Eight pirates in a small boat approached and attempted to board a product tanker underway. All non-essential crew mustered in the citadel and CSO notified. Master commenced evasive manoeuvres, resulting in the pirates aborting the approach. Vessel and crew safe.
0220 UTC: Posn: 02:49.3N – 004:40.5E, Around 130nm SW of Brass, Nigeria.
Duty office onboard a container ship underway noticed a speed boat approaching at high speed. Alarm raised, speed increased, all non-essential crew mustered in the citadel and CSO notified. As the boat closed the Master commenced evasive manoeuvres. The approaching boat called the ship over VHF Ch 16 and demanded the ship to be stopped. Shots were heard being fired towards the ship. After around one hour the boat aborted and moved away. All crew safe.
023-2020.02.2020: 0103 UTC: Posn: 05:08.31N – 002:06.14E, Around 75nm SSW of Cotonou, Benin.
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