Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days:
0435 UTC: Posn: 10:11.2N – 064:47.4W,
Jose Terminal Anchorage, Venezuela.
Three robbers armed with knives boarded an anchored crude oil tanker. Deck watch on routine rounds spotted the robbers and notified the OOW just before the robbers threatened him with a knife and stole his radio. Alarm raised and crew mustered resulting in the robbers escaping with their accomplices in a waiting boat. Incident reported to port authorities.
0700 UTC: Posn: 12:01.66S – 077:12.03W,
Callao Anchorage, Peru.
Four robbers wearing jackets and caps in a small boat approached an anchored vehicle carrier. Duty crew on routine rounds noticed the robbers attempting to board the ship via the anchor cable. Alarm raised, ship’s horn sounded and crew directed flash lights towards the robbers. Seeing the alerted crew, the robbers aborted the attempted boarding and escaped. VTS Tramar and local agents informed. A patrol boat was dispatched to search the anchorage area.
For the latest reports go to the IMB Piracy Reporting Center