Incidents reported by the IMB since the last report:
29.08.2020: 1640 UTC Posn: 01:16.39N - 104:16.09E, Singapore Straits.
Three unauthorised persons in a boat came alongside a bulk carrier under way. Using a bamboo pole and hook one person boarded the vessel. Alert crew noticed the boarding and raised the alarm. All crew mustered. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbery was averted. Incident reported to Singapore VTS.
14.06.2020: Posn: Vung Tau Anchorage, Vietnam.
Unnoticed, robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier. They stole ship’s store and escaped. The robbery was discovered during the voyage to the next port.
28.08.2020: 0735 UTC: Posn: 04:34.15N – 001:31.07E, Around 82nm SSE of Anloga, Ghana.
Unknown persons attacked a fishing vessel. Two crews were reported kidnapped. The incident was reported to the Ghana Authorities. Vessel sailed to a safe port. Investigations are ongoing.
28.08.2020: 2005 UTC: Posn: 01:42.8N – 101:26.6E, Dumai Anchorage, Indonesia.
Duty watchman on routine rounds onboard an anchored chemical tanker noticed four robbers armed with knives on poop deck trying to open the hatch for emergency towing arrangements. The duty watchman informed bridge. Alarm raised and all non-essential crew mustered in the citadel. Hearing the alarm, the robbers escaped. Port Control notified via VHF ch 12. Coast guard officers boarded the tanker for investigation. Nothing was reported stolen.
18.08.2020: 0350 UTC: Posn: 04:43.8N – 001:35.42W, Around 13nm SE of Takoradi, Ghana.
Duty AB on routine rounds onboard an anchored drilling ship noticed a movement near the aft deck. He called for assistance on radio. Seeing the crew alertness, the unknown persons jumped overboard and escaped in their canoe. Upon inspection, it was discovered that the paint store and boxes containing spares was broken into. Nothing reported stolen. Incident to the Port Authority.
28.04.2020: 2000 UTC: Posn: Taboneo Anchorage, Indonesia.
During routine rounds onboard an anchored bulk carrier ship’s crew noticed the forecastle booby hatch open and ship’s stores missing. Incident reported to the port control. A police patrol boat arrived and conducted an investigation.
21.05.2020: 2145 UTC: Posn : Muara Berau Anchorage, Indonesia.
Robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier and attempted to break into the bosun store. Alert crew noticed the robbers and raised the alarm resulting in the robbers escaping empty handed. Incident reported to port control. A police patrol boat arrived and conducted an investigation.
04.04.2020: 1430 UTC: Posn : Taboneo Anchorage, Indonesia.
Robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier, stole ship’s equipment and escaped. Incident reported to port control. A police patrol boat arrived and conducted an investigation.
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