Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days: (mostly late reports)
26.07.2018: 0218 UTC:
Posn: 14:32.27S – 040:40.15E, Port of Nacala, Mozambique.
Three robbers in a small boat approached a berthed product tanker during discharging operations. Using a bamboo pole attached with hook and a portable wooden ladder, one robber managed to board the tanker. The duty deck watch crew noticed the robber and immediately informed the OOW who raised the alarm. Upon hearing the alarm, the robber escaped with his two accomplices. A search was made throughout the tanker. It was reported that ship’s properties were stolen. Incident reported to Port Authorities through the local agents.
01.06.2018: 0230 UTC:
Posn: Apapa Port, Lagos, Nigeria.
Robbers boarded a berthed container ship and tried to steal ship’s properties. The duty OS intervened and the robbers and assaulted and injured the OS. Medical treatment was provided to the OS and was later repatriated from the next port for full recovery.
05.08.2018: 0500 UTC:
Posn: 00:04.0N – 050:58.5W, Macapa Anchorage, Brazil.
Unnoticed robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier, stole ship’s stores and escaped. The theft was noticed during routine rounds. Incident reported to local agent.
02.08.2018: 1730 UTC:
Posn: 22:01N - 091:46E, Off Kutubdia Anchorage, Bangladesh.
Six robbers in a small boat boarded an anchored tanker using a hook attached with a rope. They stole ship’s stores and properties and escaped. The incident was reported to the Bangladesh Coast Guard who searched the area.
02.08.2018: 2000 UTC:
Posn: 06:02.2S - 106:53.4E, Tanjung Priok Anchorage, Jakarta, Indonesia.
09.06.2018: 0330 UTC:
Posn: 06:27.3N – 003:22.3E, Apapa Port, Nigeria.
Seven robbers in a small boat came alongside an anchored tanker. One robber managed to board the tanker and started lowering a rubber hose in one of the cargo tanks. Duty AB spotted the robber and raised the alarm resulting in the robber jumping overboard and escaping.
24.04.2018: 0315 UTC:
Posn: 06:27N – 003:23E, ENL Consortium, Lagos Port, Nigeria.
Four robbers boarded a berthed bulk carrier, took hostage and threatened the duty watchman and stole his mobile phone and VHF radio. As all the stores were secured the robbers were unable to steal anything and escaped. The duty watchmen shouted and called for assistance. Incident reported to Apapa FPSO. A search was carried out around the area.
31.07.2018: 1915 UTC:
Posn: 00:14.2S – 117:33.7E, Samarinda Anchorage, Indonesia.
During security rounds, duty personnel onboard an anchored bulk carrier noticed five robbers on the forecastle deck armed with knives and immediately informed OOW. Alarm raised. Seeing the alerted crew approach the forecastle deck the robbers escaped with stolen ships stores.
22.07.2018: 0005 UTC:
Posn: 05:11.45N – 004:04.27W, Abidjan, Anchorage, Ivory Coast.
Three robbers in a small boat approached and boarded an anchored product tanker. Duty watchman noticed the robbers near the port quarter and raised the alarm resulting in the robbers escaping with three mooring ropes. Incident reported to local Authorities.
02.03.2018: 0540 UTC:
Posn: 06:26N – 003:23E, Lagos, Nigeria.
Eight robbers boarded a berthed reefer carrier, stole ship's stores and escaped. The theft was noticed during routine rounds. Incident reported to local agent.
For the latest reports go to the IMB Piracy Reporting Center