Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days:
06.11.2018: 0612 UTC:
Posn: 03:57.37N – 006:50.59E, around 30nm SW of Bonny, Nigeria.
An LNG tanker was chased and fired upon by nine pirates in a speed boat. Emergency alarm raised, all crew mustered in citadel and SSAS alert activated. The pirates approached the vessel several times but due to the increased speed and evasive manoeuvres, the pirates were unsuccessful and later aborted the attack. Vessel and crew reported safe.
20.10.2018: 1700 UTC:
Posn: 13:43.66N – 121:01.84E, Tabangao Customary Anchorage, Batangas, Philippines.
During routine rounds, duty crew onboard an anchored tanker noticed two robbers armed with knives on the forecastle deck. Duty officer informed, alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped. On conducting a search, ship's properties were reported stolen.
04.11.2018: 2035 UTC:
Posn: 00:56.5N – 105:06.8E, Around 11nm East of Pulau Merapas, Indonesia.
Five robbers armed with knives boarded a bulk carrier underway. They threatened the Master, stole his personal effects and money from the ship’s safe and escaped. SSAS activated. Incident reported to local authority.
29.10.2018: 1830 UTC:
Posn: 14:22.75S – 040:42.05E, Nacala Outer Anchorage, Mozambique.
During security round, duty crew onboard an anchored tanker noticed a boat tied up to the anchor chain and a robber trying to board the tanker via the anchor chain. Alarm raised and all crew mustered. Hearing the alarm, the robber jumped aborted the attempted boarding and escaped. A search was carried out. Nothing reported stolen.
For the latest reports go to the IMB Piracy Reporting Center