Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days:
0504 UTC: Posn: 05:50.5S - 013:25.5E,
Ango-Ango Inner Anchorage, Port Matadi, The Congo.
Two robbers armed with long knives boarded an anchored product tanker and broke into the forecastle store. Duty watch keeper spotted the robbers and notified the OOW. Alarm raised, and crew mustered. Upon hearing the alarm, the robbers escaped with stolen ship’s stores.
0340 UTC: Posn: 12:17.9N – 072:01.2W,
Puerto Bolivar Anchorage, Colombia.
Two robbers in a small boat approached and boarded an anchored bulk carrier. Alert crew noticed the robbers and raised the alarm. Crew mustered. Hearing the alarm and seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped empty handed. Coast guard informed.
0010 UTC: Posn: 06:16.07N – 003:13.11E,
Secure Anchorage Area (SAA), Lagos, Nigeria.
Duty crew onboard an anchored tanker noticed two robbers near the cargo tank with a hose. Alarm raised, and PA announcement made. Seeing the alerted crew, the robbers escaped in their boat with their hose. A patrol boat was informed who came and searched the area. Nothing reported stolen.
2010 UTC: Posn : 00:08.0S - 081:19.9W,
Around 52nm WNW Of Cabo Pasado, Ecuador.
Two speed boats with five persons in each boat approached a Bulk Carrier underway. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Vessel increase speed, commenced evasive manoeuvres and started spraying the boats with charged fire hoses, resulting in the boats moving away. Crew and vessel reported safe.
Apprx 0730 UTC Posn: 09:16.40N – 078:07.45W,
Around 1.9NM ENE of San Ignacio De Tupile, Panama
The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre received a distress call from a family on an anchored pleasure boat indicating that unknown persons had boarded the boat, shot and killed one person and injured the other. Two other family members were unharmed. The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) immediately informed the Panamanian Authorities who dispatched a patrol boat to the location to render assistance.
The IMB PRC continued to liaise with the authorities and the family on the boat until the marine police boat arrived at location and rendered medical assistance.
For the latest reports go to the IMB Piracy Reporting Center