Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days
07.12.2017: 1738 UTC:
Posn: 14:35.78N - 120:51.02E, Manila anchorage, Philippine.
Duty watchmen onboard a container ship noticed three robbers near the forecastle and immediately notified the officer on watch. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the alerted crew, the robbers escaped with ship properties. Coastguard notified.
05.10.2017: 1238 UTC:
Posn: 20:43.5N - 071:29.1E, Around 10nm South of Pipavav, India.
Robbers attempted to board an unmanned tanker under tow. Alarm raised, crew mustered and evasive manoeuvres initiated. Seeing the alerted crew the robbers escaped and stole the buoys attached to the tow wire. Incident reported to the local Authorities.
05.12.2017: 2130 UTC:
POSN: 21:52.35N - 091:45.20E, Around 4.47nm West of Kutubdia Island, Bangladesh.
Robbers boarded a barge under tow, stole properties and escape. No injury to crews. Incident reported to the authorities.
25.10.2017: 2012 UTC:
Posn: 01:03.7N – 103:41.5E, Around 1.8nm NW of Pulau Cula, Indonesia.
Alert crew onboard a general cargo ship underway, noticed three to four persons onboard a small wooden craft closing in to the stern of the ship. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the alerted crew, the boat moved away. Master reported the attempted boarding to Singapore VTIS via VHF.
03.12.2017: 1610 UTC:
Posn: 14:33.72N – 120:55.25E, Manila Quarantine Anchorage, Philippines.
During routine security rounds, crew onboard an anchored container ship noticed the securing cables for the forward lifesaving appliances cut and the liferafts and immersion suites missing. On inspecting the area, it was noticed that the robbers had boarded the vessel via the anchor chain and hawse pipe. VTS Manila and the coast guard carried out a security search around the vessel.
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