Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days:
28.08.2018: 0935 UTC:
Posn: 02:30.9S – 080:05.1W, Ecuador.
Three persons in a small skiff came alongside a container vessel underway. The skiff was detected on the ships radar on the starboard side. One person attempted to board while another two persons showed handgun. The crew spotted the attempted boarding and sounded the ships horn continuously. Upon hearing the alarm, the persons aborted the attempted boarding and moved away. Incident reported to Guayaquil Port Control and Ecuador Coast Guard.
20.08.2018: 1551 UTC:
Posn: 02:22.3S – 080:00.9W, Estero Salada Passage, Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Two persons in a small skiff came alongside a container vessel underway. The onboard security guards spotted the persons, raised the alarm and switched on all deck lighting. Seeing the crew alertness, the persons aborted the attempted boarding and moved away. Incident reported to Guayaquil Port Control.
16.08.2018: 1935 UTC:
Posn: 22:06.7N – 091:44.7E, Chittagong Outer Anchorage, Bangladesh
Unnoticed, four robbers boarded an anchored container vessel and escaped with stolen ships store. The theft was noticed during routine rounds. Incident reported to Chittagong Port Control.
27.08.2018: 2015 UTC:
Posn: 07:06.9N – 125:39.5E, Insular Oil Terminal, Davao, Philippines.
Four robbers in a boat attempted to board a berthed product tanker. Duty crew noticed the robbers and raised the alarm. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers aborted the boarding attempt and escaped. Coast Guard informed.
27.08.2018: 1254 UTC:
Posn: 00:15.52S – 117:41.96E, Muara Berau Anchorage, Samarinda, Indonesia.
Two robbers attempted to board an anchored bulk carrier via the anchor chain during cargo operations. Alert duty crew stationed on the forecastle deck spotted the robbers and immediately notified the Master and D/O. Alarm sounded and crew made their way to the forward deck. Hearing the alerted crew approach, the robbers aborted the attempt and escaped in their boat. Incident reported to the agent.
03.07.2018: 0510 UTC:
Posn : 01:12N - 103:33E, Singapore Straits.
Ten robbers in small boats approached and boarded a barge being towed by a tug. The crew contacted VTIS Singapore and a police boat was dispatched to the location. As the robbers saw the police boat approaching they escaped from the barge. Once the police barge had left the location they re-embarked and stole the cargo being carried by the barge.
For the latest reports go to the IMB Piracy Reporting Center