IMB ICC - Armed Robbery - Shots Fired #piracy #marsec
Updated: Apr 13, 2020
Live Piracy & Armed Robbery Report 2020
Date and time Incident Received by PRC: 2020-04-07 00:00:00 Attack Number: 048-20 Type of Attack : Fired Upon Type of Vessel : Pipe Layer Location detail: HSP Platform, Offshore Dos Bocas Narrations: 04.04.2020: 0206 UTC: Posn: 18:37.5N – 093:19.7W, HSP Platform, Offshore Dos Bocas, Mexico. Crew onboard a pipelaying vessel noticed a boat with eight armed persons approaching at high speed. Alarm sounded, accommodation locked down and all crew mustered. As the boat approached from the stern it started firing at the vessel. Using the thrusters the Master was able to prevent the boat from coming alongside resulting in the boat aborting and moving away. Port Control notified via VHF and a patrol boat was dispatched to the location.