Incidents reported by the IMB since the last report:
01.10.2020: 0342 UTC: Posn: 06:21.04N - 010:47.47W, BMC Pier, Monrovia, Liberia.
Duty AB on routine rounds onboard a berthed tanker noticed one unauthorized person on the forecastle and immediately informed the Duty Officer. Alarm raised and local security guard alerted. Seeing the crew alertness, the robber escape with ship's stores. A search was made throughout the tanker. Incident reported to Port Authority and Coast Guard.
02.10.2020: 0324 UTC: Posn: 02:33.6S – 080:06.3W, River Passage, Guayaquil, Ecuador.
A container vessel under pilotage was approached and boarded by robbers armed with guns. Crew noticed the robbers opening the containers on deck. Alarm raised and all crew instructed to stay inside the accommodation. The robbers fired their weapons towards the accommodation area, and escaped with cargo stolen from the containers. Incident reported to Port Authorities.
29.09.2020: 1600 - 2200 UTC: Posn: 01:31.1N – 104:49.0E, Around 22nm NE of Tg. Berakit, Pulau Bintan, Indonesia
Unauthorised persons boarded an anchored tanker, broke into the aft store, stole ship’s spares and escaped. The break-in was noticed by crew during routine rounds. A search was carried out. Incident was reported to Port Authority and local agent.
04.09.2020: 1820 UTC: Posn: 14:35.7N – 120:52.0E, MICT Anchorage, Manila, Philippines.
Duty crew onboard an anchored container ship, noticed a masked robber, armed with a knife on the forward deck. He immediately notified the OOW who raised the alarm. Hearing the alerted crew the robber escaped with stolen ship's properties. Incident reported to the local authorities. A coast guard boat arrived at location and conducted an investigation. No injuries to crew.
26.09.2020: 0326 UTC: Posn: 02:26S – 080:02W, River Passage, Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Robbers armed with guns approached and boarded a container vessel under pilotage. Master raised the alarm, activated the SSAS and crew mustered. Despite the continuous alarm and search lights, the robbers stole cargo from the containers and escaped. Incident reported to local Authorities, who later boarded the vessel for investigation. Two containers were found open. Vessel and crew reported safe.
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