Crude Oil Tanker
03.05.2017: 1706 UTC:
01:16.6N – 103:17.6E: Around 7.8nm SSW of Pulau Kukup, Johor, Malaysia.
Second Engr onboard a tanker underway noticed five robbers in the engine room. Alarm raised. Seeing alerted crew the robbers escaped. All crew safe.
02.05.2017: 1715 UTC:
Posn: 22:13.9N - 091:44.1E, Chittagong anchorage, Bangladesh
Duty crew onboard an anchored product tanker spotted two robbers on the poop deck and informed the OOW. Alarm raised, PA announcement made and crew mustered. Hearing the alarm and seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped without stealing anything.
02.05.2017: 1800 UTC:
Posn: 05:57.5S – 106:55.6E, Tanjung Priok Anchorage, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Three robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier and entered into the engine room. They stole ship’s engine spares and escaped. Duty AB noticed the robbers escaping in an unlit boat and raised the alarm. Port Control informed.
02.05.2017: 0650 UTC:
Posn: 10:14.75N - 064:33.44W, Berth No.5, Pertigalete, Venezuela.
Three robbers armed with knives boarded a berthed cement carrier. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped without stealing anything.
29.04.2017: 0737 UTC:
Posn: 03:41N - 006:46E, around 47nm SW of Bonny Islands, Nigeria.
Armed pirates in a speedboat approached and boarded a general cargo vessel underway. Alarm raised, SSAS activated and all crew retreated into the citadel. The Owners notified the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre, who in turn informed and liaised with the Nigerian Navy. A naval vessel was dispatched to assist the vessel. The pirates damaged ship’s equipment, stole crew cash and belongings and escaped before the naval team boarded the vessel to rescue the crew. All crew reported safe.
28.04.2017: 0620 UTC:
Posn: 06:49.4N - 058:10.2W, Georgetown Anchorage, Guyana.
Duty officer on routine rounds onboard a seismic support vessel noticed a boat alongside the vessel and raised the alarm. Seeing the alerted crew, five robbers were seen escaping with stolen ship’s properties.
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