Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days:
29.01.2019: 1655 UTC:
Posn: 38:52.8N – 119:11.8E, Jingtang Anchorage, China.
Duty crew onboard an anchored ore carrier noticed an unlit barge alongside and raised the alarm. Two robbers wearing masks were seen lowering hoses and escaping from the quarter deck. On searching the ship, oil stains were noticed near the MDO tank sounding pipe. All tanks were sounded. Nothing reported stolen. VTS informed.
19.01.2019: 2240 UTC:
Posn: 05:12.4N – 004:02.8W, Abidjan Anchorage, Ivory Coast.
Two robbers armed with long knives boarded an anchored product tanker. Duty OS on routine rounds noticed a ladder hooked to the ship’s rail and two robbers near the poop deck winch. OOW notified and alarm raised. Master directed the searchlight towards the poop deck resulting in the robbers escaping with stolen ship’s stores.
25.01.2019: 1530 UTC:
Posn: 03:02N - 006:05E, Around 76 NM SSW of Brass, Nigeria.
Around seven to eight armed pirates in a skiff chased, fired upon and tried to board a tanker underway. General alarm raised, non-essential crews mustered in the citadel and Master commenced evasive manoeuvres. Due to the hardening measures, the pirates moved away. Vessel and crews reported safe.
For the latest reports go to the IMB Piracy Reporting Center