Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days:
26.05.2018: 2115 UTC:
Posn: 00:02.4S – 117:34.9E, Around 5nm SE of Bontang, Indonesia.
Duty AB on routine rounds onboard an anchored bulk carrier noticed robbers attempting to board the vessel via the hawse pipe. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the alerted crew, the robbers aborted their attempt and retreated to their boat.
10.07.2018: 0600 UTC:
Sandakan Port, Sabah, Malaysia.
Unnoticed robbers boarded a berthed tanker, stole ships properties and escaped. The theft was noticed by the duty crew on routine rounds. Incident reported to the local agent who informed the port police and PFSO. Local police boarded the tanker for investigation.
UTC: Posn: 01:49.9N – 003:12.1 E, Around 220nm SW of Bayelsa, Nigeria.
Duty officer onboard a tug noticed a fishing boat lowering a long skiff into the water. The skiff with four to five persons onboard started approaching the tug and closed to a distance of 0.5nm. Master raised the alarm, increased speed and headed into the swell. Several attempts were made by the skiff to get closer to the tug, but failed due to the rough weather. After following the tug for over five hours the skiff moved away.
05.07.2018: 1640 UTC:
Posn: 13:45.44N – 121:00.82E, Batangas Anchorage, Philippines.
During routine rounds, duty crew onboard an anchored gas tanker noticed an unauthorized person on the forecastle deck. He immediately informed the duty officer. Alarm raised, crew mustered and a search was carried out. Upon checking, ship’s stores were reported as missing. No unauthorized person found onboard. Incident reported to local Authorities.
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