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IMB ICC Live Piracy & Armed Robbery Report 2020 - Reported in Last 7 days

Incidents reported by the IMB since the last report:



08.02.2020: Posn: Takoradi Anchorage, Ghana.

Unnoticed, robbers boarded an anchored tanker stole ship’s stores and escaped.




11.02.2020: 0001 UTC: Posn: 16:58.51N - 082:18.88E, Kakinada Anchorage, India.

Duty crew on routine rounds onboard an anchored offshore supply ship noticed three robbers armed with knives stealing ship's properties. Alarm raised and crew alerted. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped. Incident reported to Port Control.



20.09.2020: 0410 UTC: Posn: 00:01.39N – 051:00.08W, Macapa Anchorage, Brazil.

Duty AB onboard an anchored bulk carrier noticed some suspicious activity near the forepeak store and proceeded to investigate. As he approached the store he noticed two robbers armed with knives. He immediately informed the D/O and retreated into the accommodation. Alarm raised, ship’s horn sounded, crew mustered, and searchlights directed towards the forepeak. Hearing the alarm and seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped in a white hull boat. A search was carried out and ship’s properties were reported stolen. Pilot Station informed.



09.09.2020: 0554 UTC: Posn: 12:01.49S – 077:12.65W, Callao Anchorage, Peru.

Duty AB on routine rounds onboard an anchored container ship noticed a robber on the forecastle deck. Seeing the duty AB, the robber armed with a machete shouted and ran towards the AB resulting in the AB immediately retreating into the accommodation. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Hearing the alarm and seeing the crew alertness, the robber escaped without stealing anything. VTS notified and a patrol boat was dispatched to check and search the anchorage area.



25.06.2020: 1945 UTC: Posn: 00:15.16S - 117:35.54E, Muara Berau Anchorage, Indonesia.

Unnoticed robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier, broke into the bosun store, stole ship’s stores and escaped. The theft was noticed by the Duty AB on security rounds. Incident reported to Port Control. The Indonesian Marine Police (IMP) boarded the ship for investigation. On 11.07.2020, the IMP identified and apprehended three persons responsible for the theft and managed to recover the stolen items. The Master and the CSO were requested to collect the stolen items from the IMP Regional Directorate of East Kalimantan.



08.09.2020: 0530 UTC: Posn: 05:53N - 003:17E, Around 33nm SSW of Lagos, Nigeria.

A refrigerated cargo ship was attacked by armed pirates while underway. The pirates kidnapped two crew. The remaining crew managed to retreat into the citadel. Nigerian navy patrol vessels were deployed to the location to assist. The navy boarded the vessel, conducted a search and escorted the vessel to a safe anchorage. Remaining crew reported safe.


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