Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days:
0410 UTC: Posn: 10:11.4N - 064:52.1W,
Jose Terminal Anchorage, Venezuela.
Five robbers armed with knives and a pipe wrench boarded an anchored tanker. They tied up the aft watch keeper and broke into the paint store. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Hearing the alerted crew, the robbers escaped with stolen ship’s stores.
2235 UTC: Posn: 06:15.2N – 003:12.3E,
Lagos Secure Anchorage Area, Nigeria.
Two robbers managed to board an anchored product tanker and started stealing the oil cargo using a hose pipe. Duty watch keeper noticed the hose and immediately inform Master. Incident reported to the a Navy patrol boat in the vicinity. Seeing the alerted crew, the robbers escaped. All crew and vessel are safe. It was reported that the Navy patrol boat managed to intercept the boat and apprehend the robbers.
0900 UTC: Posn: 18:24.8N – 069:19.1W,
San Pedro de Macoris anchorage, Dominican Republic.
Unnoticed robbers boarded an anchored tanker, stole ship’s properties and escaped. Incident was noticed during routine rounds.
For the latest reports go to the IMB Piracy Reporting Center