Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days:
Posn: 06:25.76N – 003:20.52E, Berth No.TC09, Lagos, Nigeria.
Ten robbers boarded a berthed bulk carrier during cargo operations. They assaulted and took hostage the duty AB on routine rounds. The robbers stole ship’s stores from the paint room. They released the duty AB and escaped in their boat. Alarm raised, crew mustered and a search was carried out. The AB received minor injuries during the incident. Port Control and PFSO informed.
Posn: 04:04.6S – 039:39.8E, Mbaraki Wharf, Mombasa, Kenya.
Duty AB on routine rounds onboard a berthed tanker, noticed a person climbing the mooring rope. Alarm sounded, crew mustered, port control informed. Before the patrol boat responded the person cut two mooring ropes and escaped.
Posn: 06:01.1S - 106:52.8E, around 5nm North of Tanjung Priok, Indonesia.
Six robbers armed with knives boarded a chemical tanker waiting for pilot. They injured the Chief Engineer on routine rounds. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped empty handed. Incident reported to the VTS.
Posn: 03:56.8N - 098:48.7E, Belawan anchorage, Indonesia.
Two robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped empty handed. Incident reported to the Port Control.
Posn: Tin Can Island Terminal, Port of Lagos, Nigeria.
Three robbers armed with metal sticks in a small boat approached and boarded a berthed container ship. They attacked the duty AB on routine rounds, stole his personal belongings and escaped. Alarm raised and a search was carried out. The duty AB was slightly injured during the incident and further medical checkup was initiated. The incident was reported to the PFSO and Harbour Master.
Posn: 06:19.8N – 010:51.4W, Monrovia Roads, Liberia.
Armed robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier ,stole ships property and escaped. Master tried to call Port Control but received no response.
Posn: 01:45.5N - 101:22.0E, SDS Terminal, ST 01, Lubuk Gaung, Indonesia.
Four armed robbers boarded a berthed tanker during cargo operations. Alert crew noticed the robbers near the engine room and raised the alarm. Upon hearing the alarm and seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped through the steering gear room. A search was carried out. It was reported that engine spares were stolen. Incident reported to the PFSO.
Posn: 01:04.15N – 103:54.20E, PT Dharma Sentosa Marindo Yard, Batam, Indonesia.
Four robbers in a boat approached and boarded a berthed offshore tug. Second mate on routine rounds noticed footprints on the main deck. Further checks revealed a storeroom padlock broken. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Vessel’s properties were reported stolen. The following day at 2100 UTC, a suspicious boat came alongside the tug with two persons onboard. One of them was armed with a knife. Alert crew raised the alarm resulting in the boat moving away. Incident reported to PFSO and Yard Manager.
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