Incidents reported by the IMB since the last report:
27.03.2020: 1700 UTC: Posn: 02:45.6N – 006:54.9E, Around 97nm South of Bonny Island, Nigeria. About ten pirates armed with AK-47 in a skiff doing 21 knots, chased and fired upon a container ship underway. Master raised the alarm, activated distress alert, increased speed and took evasive manoeuvres, resulting in the pirates aborting the attempted attack and moving away. The crew and ship are safe.
07.02.2020: 1310 UTC: Posn: 21:41.72N – 091:50.34E, Matarbari Anchorage, Bangladesh. Duty AB onboard an anchored tug noticed robbers armed with knives boarding the tug and immediately informed the Duty Officer. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Robbers stole ship’s stores and escaped. Incident reported to the Coast Guard who boarded the tug for investigation.
20: 1006 UTC: Posn: 03:07.7N – 005:35.8E, Around 75nm SSW of Bayelsa, Nigeria.
Seven armed pirates in a black speed boat approached and attempted to board a bulk carrier underway. Alarm raised and all non-essential crew mustered in the citadel. Master activated SSAS alert, increased speed and commenced evasive manoeuvres, resulting in the pirates aborting the approach. Vessel and crew safe.
22.03.2020: 1885 UTC: Posn: Batangas Port, Philippines.