Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days:
03.06.2018: 0230 UTC:
Posn: 06:17N – 003:21E, Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria.
Two robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier using a hook attached to a rope. The Duty Officer and the armed security guard noticed the robbers on the forecastle deck. The armed guard fired a warning shot resulting in the robbers escaping. On conducting a search ship stores were reported as stolen. MRCC Nigeria informed.
0115 UTC: Posn: Lagos Port, Nigeria.
Seven robbers boarded a berthed ro-ro ship. They took hostage the duty crew, tied him up, took his UHF radio and asked for the location of the paint store and then stole ship’s stores. The duty crew managed to free himself and raised the alarm resulting in the robbers escaping. A search was carried out. PFSO and local agents informed.
0230 UTC: Posn: Apapa Port, Lagos, Nigeria.
Four robbers in a skiff boarded a berthed container ship shortly after the mooring operations. Duty crew on routine rounds noticed the robbers and raised the alarm. Seeing the alerted crew, the robbers escaped. On searching the ship, the bosun store padlock was found broken into and ship’s stores and properties missing.
0700 UTC: Posn: 10:11.34N – 064:47.74W, Puerto Jose Anchorage, Venezuela.
A white skiff with three robbers onboard came alongside an anchored product tanker. They tried to board the tanker via the poop deck. Duty crew spotted the robbers and raised the alarm resulting in the robbers aborting the attempted boarding and moving away.
1935 UTC: Posn: 05:32.0S - 105:18.8E, Tarahan Anchorage, Indonesia.
Five robbers armed with knives boarded an anchored bulk carrier using a rope. They took hostage the duty AB, tied him up and threatened him with knives. The robbers stole ship’s properties and engine spares and escaped. The AB managed to free himself and raised the alarm. OOW sounded the ship’s horn and crew mustered. A search was carried out throughout the ship.
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