Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days:
31.10.2018: 1900 UTC:
Posn: 05:53.2S – 105:59.7E, Merak Anchorage, Indonesia.
Unnoticed, robbers managed to board an anchored crude oil tanker steel engine spare’s and escape. The theft was noticed during routine rounds when the ship’s crew noticed the store room door open and engine spares missing.
28.10.2018: 0230 UTC:
Posn: 04:56.4N – 001:42.0W, Sekondi Port, Ghana.
Unnoticed, a robber managed to board a berthed AHTS, steel ships properties and escape. During routine rounds crew noticed the padlock to the deck container damaged and on reviewing the CCTV recording the theft was identified. Incident reported to local Authorities.
20.10.2018: 2315 UTC:
Posn: Pointe Noire Anchorage, Republic of the Congo.
Duty crew onboard an anchored landing craft noticed two robbers armed with long knives lowering mooring ropes to their accomplice in a wooden boat. Alarm raised and crew alerted, resulting in the robbers escaping in their boat. Master contacted port control via VHF to request for assistance. Upon checking, several mooring ropes were found missing from the poop deck.
17.10.2018: 0000 UTC:
Posn: 20:53.4N – 107:16.8E, Campha Anchorage, Vietnam.
Unnoticed robbers, pretending to be stevedores, boarded an anchored bulk carrier during cargo operations, stole ship’s stores and escaped. The theft was noticed during routine rounds after departure. Incident reported to local agent.
29.10.2018: 1210 UTC:
Posn: 04:46.7S – 010:08.3E, around 101nm, West of Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo.
Pirates in a speed boat chased and fired upon a LPG tanker carrying out bunkering operations underway. Emergency bunker stop and cast off initiated. Speed increased and the tanker made evasive manoeuvres and escaped. All crew reported safe.
27.10.2018: 0300 UTC:
Posn: 03:21N – 006:32E, around 71nm SW of Bonny Island, Nigeria.
Pirates boarded a container vessel underway, kidnapped 11 crew members and escaped. Incident reported to the Nigerian navy who dispatched a patrol boat and escorted to safe anchorage.
24.10.2018: 1400 UTC:
Posn: JG Summit Terminal Jetty 1, Batangas, Philippines.
Robbers in a small bamboo boat approached a berthed LPG tanker during cargo operation. One robber managed to board the tanker. Duty crew spotted the robber and raised the alarm resulting in the robber escaping. Crew directed flashlights towards the boat as it moved away. A search was carried out and ship’s properties were reported stolen.
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