Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days
Heavy Lift Vessel
29.04.2018: 1600 – 2300 UTC:
Posn: 01:24.7N – 104:46.8E, Around 16nm NE of Tanjung Berakit, Pulau Bintan, Indonesia.
Unnoticed, robbers boarded an anchored heavy lift vessel. While carrying out routine deck work the next day, the Bosun noticed that the paint store padlock was broken and the door left opened. Further investigation showed that the padlocks to the Garbage room, Oxygen locker, Acetylene locker and the Bunker station were also broken into and the doors left open. On investigating nothing reported stolen.
28.04.2018: 1430 UTC:
Posn: 00:14.9S – 117:32.7E, Muara Berau, Samarinda, Indonesia.
Duty AB on routine rounds onboard an anchored general cargo vessel was threatened by four robbers armed with knives. The AB managed to escape and raised the alarm. Seeing the alerted crew the robbers escaped in two boats. Nothing reported stole.
1945 UTC: Congo Terminal, Democratic Republic of Congo.
A robber, armed with a knife, boarded an anchored product tanker via the anchor chain and started stealing the ships mooring ropes. Noticing the Chief Officer on the forecastle deck, the robber threatened him with the knife. As the Chief Officer retreated to the accommodation he raised the alarm. Seeing the alerted crew, the robber escaped with stolen ships stores.
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