Incidents reported by the IMB since the last report:
20.08.2020: 1320 UTC:
Posn: 13:44.1N – 121:01.8E, Batangas Anchorage, Philippines.
Duty crew on security rounds onboard an anchored bulk carrier was attacked and injured by a robber armed with a knife. The duty crew managed to escape. OOW notified. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Hearing the alarm and seeing the alerted crew, the robber escaped. Incident reported to the authorities and medical assistance requested. Doctors and coast guard officers boarded the vessel to treat the injured crew and investigate. The crew was later sent to the hospital.
13.08.2020: 1700 UTC:
Posn: 13:46.63N – 120:58.61E, BBTI Terminal, Batangas, Philippines.
Two robbers in a boat approached a berthed chemical tanker. One robber armed with a knife attempted to board the tanker via the stern mooring rope. Deck watchkeeper noticed the robbers and raised the alarm. Crew mustered. Hearing the alarm and seeing the crew alertness, the robbers aborted the attempted boarding and escaped in their boat. Port Authorities and Coast Guard informed.
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