1200 UTC: Posn: 04:05.89N - 004:42.03E, Around 64nm SW of Bayelsa Coast, Nigeria.
Armed pirates in a boat chased and fired upon a tanker underway. The onboard armed naval security team returned fire resulting in the pirates aborting the attack and moving away. All crew safe. The tanker continued her voyage to her next port.
30.03.2017: Early Morning Hours: Posn: 04:01N - 006:48E, Around 32nm SW of Bonny, Nigeria.
Four persons in a small boat approached, came alongside and boarded a bulk carrier as it approached the pilot boarding station. They kidnapped six crew members and escaped.
28.03.2017: 0845 UTC: Posn: 10:19.3N - 075:32.1W, Cartagena anchorage, Colombia
Four robbers boarded an anchored tanker. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped with stolen ship’s properties. Port Control notified.
Product Tanker26.03.2017: 0115 LT: Posn: 01:43N - 101:264E, Lubuk Gaung Anchorage, Dumai, Indonesia
A robber attempted to board an anchored product tanker. Alert crew noticed the robber and raised the alarm. Seeing the crew alertness, the robber escaped in a boat with three accomplices. The robbers were apprehended by Indonesian Marine Police who were patrolling in the vicinity.
Bulk Carrier26.03.2017: 1200 UTC: Posn: 03:43.08S – 114:25.08E, Taboneo Anchorage, Banjarmasin, Indonesia.
Duty AB on routine rounds onboard an anchored bulk carrier noticed the forecastle store door lock was broken. Further checks made on the forecastle indicated that the hawse pipe cover securing arrangements were cut through. The AB immediately informed the bridge and alarm raised. Crew mustered and went to the forecastle and found ship’s stores were stolen. Port Control informed.
23.03.2017: Morning Hrs: Posn: Vicinity of Eyl, Somalia.
Pirates attacked and hijacked a dhow and took hostage its 20 crew members. The dhow had three skiffs onboard. The pirates released 13 crew members in one skiff. The dhow with the remaining crew and an unknown number of pirates sailed to an unknown location. The pirates released the dhow on 26.03.2017 after stealing one skiff along with food and diesel.
This incident will not be included in the IMB statistics
26.03.2017: 1254 UTC: Posn: 01:07.00N - 103:32.30E, Around 7.1nm WSW of Pulau Nipah, Indonesia.
Two suspicious speed boats with 2-3 persons in each boat approached a tanker underway. Master took evasive actions, sounded the ship’s horn and directed the signalling lamp towards the boats. At a distance of 15 metres from the tanker the boats aborted and moved away. The tanker continued her passage.
26.03.2017: 1730 UTC: Posn: 13:43.7N – 121:02.20E, Batangas Anchorage, Philippines.
Duty crew onboard an anchored tanker noticed a robber on the forecastle as he approached during routine rounds. The robber threatened the crew with a knife, resulting in the duty crew raising the alarm and retreating. Seeing the crew alertness, the robber escape in a boat. On conducting a thorough security check, ship properties found missing. Incident reported to the Philippines Coast Guard and Port Authority.
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