Incidents reported by the IMB ICC in the last 7 days:
04.08.2017: 2155 UTC:
Posn: 04:54.35N – 001:39.69W, Takoradi Anchorage, Ghana.
Deck watch keepers onboard an anchored LPG tanker noticed a robber near the STBD side poop deck and informed the OOW who raised the alarm. Hearing the alarm and seeing the crew alertness, the robber jumped overboard and escaped with his accomplice waiting in a boat. On carrying out a thorough search, it was reported that the ship’s properties were stolen.
20.08.2017: 1800 UTC:
Posn: 01:04.20N – 103:41.70E, around 4.7nm SSE of Pulau Nipah, Indonesia.
Two robbers boarded a bulk carrier underway and entered the steering gear room. They threatened the duty oiler with a knife. Once the robbers left the steering gear room the oiler immediately informed the 3/E who notified the bridge. Master noticed, on the radar, two small boats heading towards Indonesia. Alarm raised and crew mustered. VTS Central Traffic Control informed. A warship responded and assisted the ship to the anchorage area. The Chief Officer made checks and found all crew are safe. The ship anchored in Singapore Anchorage and the Coast Guard and Custom boarded for investigations.
19.08.2017: 0250 UTC:
Posn: 06:20.7N – 003:18.2E, Lagos General Purpose Anchorage, Nigeria.
Alert duty watch keepers onboard the bridge of an anchored tanker spotted a floating object near the stbd bow and informed the armed security guard who fired warning shots. One robber was seen jumping overboard from the forecastle. Alarm raised and PA announced made. All crew except watch keepers retreated to the citadel. After the security guards checked the deck areas the crew emerged from the citadel and carried out a thorough search of the vessel. They noticed a flexible hose pipe inserted into a Butterworth pocket of No. 1S COT. One robber was noticed hiding in the hawse pipe, was apprehended and tied up by the security guard and later handed over to the local agents. It was reported that the robbers had managed to steal some oil from the tanker.
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