Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days
18.04.2018: 1800 – 2200 UTC:
Posn: 00:15.29S – 117:36.70E, Muara Berau Anchorage, Samarinda, Indonesia.
Unnoticed, robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier, stole ship store’s and escaped. The theft was noticed during routine rounds.
17.04.2018: 1915 UTC:
Posn: 22:11.3N – 091:42.1E, Chittagong Anchorage, Bangladesh.
Six robbers in a black boat tried to board an anchored general cargo vessel from astern. The crew noticed the robbers and raised the alarm. One robber managed to board the vessel and threatened the crew by showing a knife. Hearing the alarm and seeing the alerted crew the robber escaped without stealing anything. All crew reported safe.
12.04.2018: 1635 UTC:
Posn: 22:12.86N – 091:44.54E, Chittagong Anchorage, Bangladesh.
Three robbers in small boat boarded an anchored product tanker. Alarm raised and crew mustered. The robbers armed with an iron rod, hit the local watch keeper, stole ship’s properties and escaped. Incident reported to Bangladesh Coast Guard who dispatched a petrol boat to search the area.
07.04.2018: 0430 UTC:
Posn: 03:44 N – 006:37E, Around 41nm SSE of Brass, Nigeria.
Four pirates in a speed boat armed with guns chased and boarded a bulk carrier underway. Alarm raised and all crew mustered in the citadel. The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre liaised with the Nigerian Navy and the Owners. The Navy sent a patrol boat to the location. The pirates fired upon and damaged the ship’s equipment and accommodation and before escaping, stole ship’s cash and properties. Naval personnel boarded the ship, rescued the crew and escorted the ship to a safe port.
For the latest reports go to the IMB Piracy Reporting Center