Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days:
11.09.2018: 2015 UTC:
Posn: 05:48.5N – 118:04.9E, Sandakan Port, Sabah, Malaysia.
A robber boarded a berthed ship via the anchor chain. Alert duty crew stationed on the forecastle deck spotted the robber and immediately notified the Master and D/O. Alarm raised and the crew made their way to the forward deck to investigate. Hearing the alerted crew, the robber escaped with his accomplices in their speed boat. Incident reported to local authority.
17.09.2018: 0300 UTC:
Posn: 09:20.8N – 013:43.3W, Conakry Anchorage, Guinea.
An anchored tanker was boarded by four armed robbers. Master raised the alarm, locked the accommodation and all crew mustered in the citadel. The armed robbers fired at the bridge windows and gained access into the accommodation. They ransacked all crew cabins and escaped with crew personal belongings. A navy boat arrived at the location to provide assistance. All crew reported safe.
16.09.2018: 0315 UTC:
Posn: 07:45.14N – 117:03.95E, Around 4nm SW of Balabac Island, Philippines.
Six persons, in two skiffs approached an asphalt tanker underway. Alarm raised, PA announcement made, and crew mustered. As the skiffs closed to the tanker the Master noticed the persons face covered with masks. Evasive manoeuvres commenced. After around five minutes, the skiffs aborted the approach and moved to another vessel in the vicinity. Master informed the other vessel about the approaching skiffs by VHF.
For the latest reports go to the IMB Piracy Reporting Center