Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days:
17.10.2018: 1730-1830 UTC:
Posn: 00:15.0S - 117:35.8E, Muara Berau Anchorage, Samarinda, Indonesia.
Two robbers armed with a knife boarded an anchored bulk carrier. Duty AB noticed the robbers on the forecastle deck and immediately informed the D/O. Alarm raised. Crew mustered and proceeded to the forward deck to investigate. On conducting a search, ship's stores were reported stolen. Incident reported to local authorities.
17.10.2018: 0155 UTC:
Posn: 06:15.9N - 003:13.3E, Lagos Secure Anchorage Area, Nigeria.
Duty AB on routine rounds onboard an anchored product tanker noticed a speed boat alongside the anchor chain. Around five persons armed with guns and hooks were noticed attempting to board the tanker. The AB shouted at the intruders and informed the bridge. Alarm raised and fire pump activated. Upon hearing the alarm, the persons aborted the attempted boarding and moved away. Incident reported to local authorities who dispatched a patrol vessel which searched the waters around the tanker. A search was made throughout the tanker. Nothing reported stolen.
16.10.2018: 1238 UTC:
Posn: 00:49.0N - 050:53.0E, 341NM ESE of Mogadishu, Somalia.
Four armed pirates with AK-47 in a speed boat approached a bulk carrier underway. Master raised the alarm, contacted local authorities, activated SSAS and all crew mustered in citadel.The armed guards onboard the vessel returned fire, resulting in the pirates aborting the attack and moving away. All crew safe.
14.10.2018: 0045 UTC:
Posn: 06:17.2N – 003:13.87E, Lagos Secure Anchorage Area, Nigeria.
Two robbers boarded an anchored product tanker. Duty watchman noticed the robbers, raised the alarm and sounded ship’s horn resulting in the robbers jumping overboard and escaping. A search was made throughout the tanker. Incident reported to local authorities who dispatched a patrol vessel. Upon investigation, nothing reported stolen.
18.09.2018: 2045 UTC:
Posn: 01:14.7N – 103:57.5E, Singapore Straits.
Three robbers armed with knives boarded an LPG tanker underway. They confronted and injured a duty crew and stole his personal belongings. Alarm raised, and crew mustered resulting in the robbers escaping. Incident reported to Singapore VTIS.
10.10.2018: 1730 UTC:
Posn: 22:48.1N – 069:59.3E, Deendayal Anchorage, Kandla, India.
Unnoticed, robbers boarded an anchored LPG tanker, stole ship’s stores and escaped. The theft was noticed by ship crew during routine stowaway search. Incident reported to Port Control.
03.10.2018: 2330 UTC:
Posn: 38:49.2N – 118:14.5E, Tianjin Anchorage, China.
During morning routine rounds onboard an anchored bulk carrier the Master noticed a diesel oil tank manhole open and traces of oil leading towards the shipside. Investigations indicated that robbers had boarded the vessel, stolen oil from the tank and escaped unnoticed.
03.10.2018: 1300 UTC:
Posn : 10:19N – 122:51E: 0.29nm West of Negroes Island, Philippines.
Three robbers armed with a rifle and pistols boarded a fishing boat and stole the fishing catch and valuables. The skipper notified the local authorities and two patrol vessels were dispatched to search for the robber’s boat. The Coast Guard also warned all fishing boats in the area to be cautious and lookout for and report any suspicious boats or activity to the local authorities.
09.10.2018: 0315 UTC:
Posn: 04:54.28N – 001:39.57W, Takoradi Anchorage, Ghana.
Duty AB on routine rounds onboard an anchored bulk carrier noticed a robber on the deck. He immediately informed 2/O, who informed the Master accordingly. Alarm raised, public announcement made and crew mustered. Hearing the alarm and seeing the crew alertness, the robber escaped empty handed. A search was made and found the anchor chain grating cover was removed and forecastle padlock was broken into. Port control informed.
14.08.2018: 0935 UTC:
Posn: 02:25S – 080:01W, Off Punta Tambulinero, Guayaquil Approaches, Ecuador.
Six persons in a small boat approached a container ship underway during pilotage. Master raised the alarm and crew directed flash lights and search lights towards the boat. The boat closed to a distance of five meters from the ship and aborted the attempted boarding after seeing the alerted crew.
For the latest reports go to the IMB Piracy Reporting Center