Incidents reported by the IMB since the last report:
09.06.2020: 1900 UTC:
Posn: 03:14.3N – 004:43.0E, Around 95nm SW of Bayelsa, Nigeria.
Five persons in a skiff, approached a container ship underway. The D/O raised the alarm, activated the fire pump, increased speed and commenced evasive manoeuvres. After several attempts to board the ship the skiff aborted and moved away. Ship and crew safe. Incident reported to the authorities and Security Escort Company.
03.06.2020: 0840 UTC:
Posn: 18:33.9N – 072:33.7W, Port Au Prince Anchorage, Haiti.
Five robbers armed with a machete and knives boarded an anchored tanker. Duty watchmen on routine rounds noticed the robbers and immediately informed the D/O who raised the alarm. Crew mustered on the bridge. Seeing the alerted crew the robbers escaped with a stolen mooring rope and ship’s properties. The incident reported to the CSO and Port Control.
27.01.2020: 1810 UTC:
Posn: 01:15.5N - 104:07.5E, Singapore Strait.
Two robbers armed with knives boarded a bulk carrier underway. Duty crew spotted the robbers. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped with ship’s engine spares. Incident reported to VTIS.
28.05.2020: 2020 UTC:
Posn: 00:16.4S - 117:36.7E, Muara Berau Anchorage, Indonesia.
Unnoticed, robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier. Duty AB on routine rounds noticed the forecastle skylight opened and anchor pipe cover and padlock missing. He immediately informed the D/O who raised the alarm and crew mustered. A search was carried out. It was reported that ship’s stores were stolen. Incident reported to the Coast Guard who boarded the ship for investigation.
2002.06.2020: 1100 UTC:
Posn: 00:15.94S – 117:36.85E, Muara Berau Anchorage, Indonesia.
While at anchor two robbers from a small boat boarded a bulk carrier using hooks and ropes. They broke into the forecastle store and started lowering them in the water. Alert crew noticed the robbers and raised the alarm resulting in the robbers aborting and escaping without anything.
24.05.2020: 1600 UTC:
Posn: 22:16.27N - 091:48.64E, Chattogram Port, Bangladesh.
Unnoticed, robbers boarded a berthed product tanker. Duty crew on routine rounds noticed the mooring rope on the winch was cut off. Alarm raised, crew mustered, and a search was carried out. Incident reported to PFSO.
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