Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days:
01.07.2018: 0500 UTC:
Posn: 06:59.0N – 058:02.0W, Georgetown Outer Anchorage, Guyana.
Unnoticed, an anchored reefer carrier was boarded by robbers. Upon checking, some forward ship’s store items were found missing. Vessel and crew are safe. Incident reported to local agent.
03.07.2018: 2200 UTC:
Posn: 22:19.45N – 091:43.67E, Chittagong Anchorage, Bangladesh.
Eight robbers armed with knives boarded an anchored bulk carrier using ropes attached to hooks. The robbers took hostage and tied up the deck watchman, stole the aft mooring ropes and escaped. Incident reported to local agent.
03.07.2018: 0029 UTC:
Posn: 06:16N – 003:11E, Lagos Secure Anchorage, Nigeria.
Duty AB on routine rounds onboard an anchored product tanker noticed a boat tied up to the anchor chain and alerted the bridge. The AB sighted a robber approaching him and retreated into the accommodation and secured the doors. Master raised the alarm, SSAS activated, distress message sent, patrol boats informed via VHF, crew mustered and ship’s whistle sounded. Upon hearing the alarm, the robber escaped. Two patrol boats responded to the calls and searched the area.
31.05.2018: 1900 UTC:
Posn: 02:18.23N – 104:15.07E, Around 6.6nm East of Pulau Tinggi, Mersing, Johor, Malaysia.
Fourteen armed persons boarded a tanker underway. After realising the tanker was in ballast the armed persons stole crew personal belongings and disembarked. The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agencies (MMEA) received information on the incident and deployed a patrol boat and an aircraft, which spotted a tanker drifting suspiciously.
A special forces team from the MMEA boarded the suspected tanker and found some weapons and the stolen items belonging to the tanker that the 14 persons had attacked earlier.
The 14 persons were detained for investigation. In collaboration with the Indonesian Enforcement Authorities, two suspects have been arrested.
For the latest reports go to the IMB Piracy Reporting Center