Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days:
10.09.2018: 1800 UTC,
Posn: 04:40.36N – 118:43.12E, around 3nm NNW off Pulau Gaya, Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia
Two armed persons in a speed boat approached and boarded a fishing vessel underway and kidnapped two crew. The remaining crew managed to retreat to a safe location. Once the armed persons left the vessel, the remaining crew sailed the to a safe port. Incident reported to the local police. Investigations on going.
10.09.2018: 1930 UTC:
Posn: Tarahan Jetty, Indonesia.
Duty AB, on routine rounds, onboard a berthed tanker noticed two robbers on deck and raised the alarm. Seeing the alerted crew, the robbers escaped empty handed.
04.08.2018: 1500 UTC:
Posn: 03:24.5N – 112:54.5E, Around 11nm NW of Tanjung Kidurong, Malaysia
Five robbers armed with knives and handgun boarded a tanker underway. After realising the tanker was in ballast, the robbers stole crew personal belongings and disembarked. Incident reported to local police.
10.09.2018: 1630 UTC:
Posn: 20:06.06N – 091:46.55E, Chittagong Anchorage, Bangladesh.
Two robbers armed with knives boarded an anchored container vessel. Duty crew noticed the robbers and immediately informed the master who raised the alarm. Upon hearing the alarm, the robber escaped. A search was made throughout the vessel. It was reported that ship’s properties were stolen.
For the latest reports go to the IMB Piracy Reporting Center