Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days
01.01.2018: 0030 UTC:
Posn: 20:57.08N - 107:19.33E, Cam Pha Loading Anchorage, Vietnam.
A robber boarded an anchored vessel during cargo operations and escape with stolen ship's properties. The theft was noticed by crew on routine rounds.
10.01.2018: Posn: Cotonou Anchorage, Benin.
The managers of an anchored product tanker informed the IMB that they had lost communications with their vessel. The IMB notified the Nigerian and Benin navies. On 16 January 2018, the managers reported that the vessel and its crew were safe and in Lagos, Nigeria where the Authorities were investigating the incident.
05.01.2018: 0615 UTC:
Posn: 06:17.8N - 003:19.7E, around 6.24 NM South of Lagos, Nigeria
Duty crew onboard on board a tanker carrying out STS operations spotted two robbers near the forecastle. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped empty handed. Incident reported to the Nigerian Navy.
15.01.2018: 0300 UTC:
Posn: 06:18.05N – 003:23.61E, Lagos Outer Anchorage, Nigeria.
Ship’s crew preparing for STS cargo operations onboard an anchored tanker noticed robbers attempting to board the vessel and informed the OOW who raised the alarm. All crew mustered on the bridge, ship’s whistle sounded continuously, additional lights switched on, search lights directed towards the robbers and all access to the accommodation secured. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers aborted the boarding and moved away.
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