Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days:
Posn : 03:43.0S - 114:26.3E,
Taboneo Anchorage, Indonesia.
Seven persons armed with knives, boarded an anchored bulk carrier and were noticed by the duty watchman who raised the alarm. Crew mustered. The persons threatened the crew with their knives, stolen ships properties and escaped. Incident reported to Taboneo Port Control. A patrol boat was dispatched to investigate.
Posn: 00:53.52S – 131:14.36E,
Around 0.18nm SE of Pulau Doom, Sorong, Indonesia.
A person in a fishing boat approached an anchored sailing vessel and attempted to steal the sailing vessel’s dinghy. The skipper noticed the person and directed his hand lamp towards the person and shouted at the person. Seeing the alerted skipper the person let go of the dinghy and moved away. Incident reported to the local authorities.
Posn: 10:12.3N – 064:45.9W,
Puerto Jose Anchorage, Venezuela.
Six persons in a small boat with an outboard motor approached and boarded an anchored tanker. Duty crew on routine rounds noticed the robbers and raised the alarm. Hearing the alarm and seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped in their boat. A search was carried out. Nothing reported stolen. Incident reported to the Coast Guard through the local agents.
Posn: 09:23.94N – 013:41.26W,
Conakry Anchorage, Guinea.
Four robbers armed with automatic rifles and knives boarded an anchored bulk carrier. They took the crew hostage, ransacked their cabins and stole ship and crew cash and properties before escaping. Master was injured during the incident. The incident was reported to Conakry Port Control and a patrol boat came for investigation.
Posn: 01:00.1N – 104:54.8E,
Around 4nm East of Pulau Mapur, Indonesia
Four robbers armed with long knives boarded a general cargo ship underway. They took hostage the duty AB and entered into the Master’s cabin. They tied up the AB and the Master and escaped with their personal cash and effects.
Posn: 11:59.8S – 077:11.9W,
Callao Anchorage, Peru.
Around four to five robbers wearing face masks boarded an anchored LNG tanker via the hawse pipe. They took hostage the duty crew on routine rounds. Alarm raised, ship’s whistle sounded and crew mustered. Hearing the alarm, the robbers took the duty crew’s radio, pushed him and escaped in their boat. Incident was reported to Port Control and a patrol boat was dispatched to the anchorage area.
For the latest reports go to the IMB Piracy Reporting Center