Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days:
1935 UTC: Posn: 03:43N - 006:10E, Around 35NM South of Brass, Nigeria.
A product tanker was fired upon while underway. General alarm raised, non-essential crews mustered in citadel and vessel conduct evasive manoeuvres. Due to the hardening measures, the pirates moved away. Incident reported to the Nigerian Navy.
0015 UTC: Posn: 03:32.8N - 006:11.6E, Around 45nm South of Brass, Nigeria.
Around five to seven armed pirates in a skiff chased and fired upon a bulk carrier underway. General alarm raised, deck lights switched on, speed increased and crew mustered in citadel. Armed guards onboard the vessel managed to repel the attempted attack.
0340 UTC: Posn: 10:11.7N - 064:47.3W, Puerto Jose Anchorage, Venezuela.
Unnoticed robbers boarded an anchored tanker. They stole ship’s stores and escaped. The theft was noticed by the duty crew during routine rounds. Port control informed.
For the latest reports go to the IMB Piracy Reporting Center