IMB ICC Live Piracy & Armed Robbery Report 2020 - Reported in Last 7 days #marsec #piracy
Incidents reported by the IMB since the last report:
09.04.2020: 0330 UTC:
Posn: 02:34.05S – 080:06.68W, River Passage Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Eight armed robbers in two speed boats approached a container ship underway. Master raised the alarm, and activated the SSAS. The robbers fired warning shots, managed to board the ship, and opened 15 containers. When the search lights were directed towards the robbers, they opened fire towards the bridge.
Port Control and Coast Guard notified. The robbers stole part of the cargo and escaped. Later, the Coast Guard boarded the ship for investigation. No injuries to crew.
04.04.2020: 0206 UTC:
Posn: 18:37.5N – 093:19.7W, HSP Platform, Offshore Dos Bocas, Mexico.
Crew onboard a pipelaying vessel noticed a boat with eight armed persons approaching at high speed. Alarm sounded, accommodation locked down and all crew mustered. As the boat approached from the stern it started firing at the vessel. Using the thrusters the Master was able to prevent the boat from coming alongside resulting in the boat aborting and moving away. Port Control notified via VHF and a patrol boat was dispatched to the location.
047-2027.03.2020: 1430 UTC: Posn: 21:24.1N – 072:20.0E, Around 8nm East of Alang, India.
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