Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days:
11.08.2019: 1930 UTC:
10:44.3N – 106:46.2E, Phuoc Long Mooring Buoy No. 03, Vietnam.
Duty AB on routine rounds onboard a berthed container vessel noticed two robbers armed with knives trying to break into the steering gear room. Duty Officer notified. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the alerted crew, the robbers escaped. Nothing reported stolen.
15.08.2019: 0230 UTC:
03:52N - 009:31E, Douala Anchorage, Cameroon.
Armed persons boarded a general cargo ship. The Cameroon navy dispatched a patrol boat. When the crew emerged from hiding, it was reported that eight crew members were missing. Investigations are on-going.
15.08.2019: 0118 UTC:
03:52.40N - 009:31.12E, Douala Anchorage, Cameroon.
Armed persons boarded a bulk carrier, stole crew and ship property and escaped. The Cameroon navy dispatched a patrol boat. When the crew emerged from hiding, it was reported that nine crew members were missing. Investigations are on-going.
14.08.2019: 1050 UTC:
Posn: 04:09.6N – 008:22.5E, Nigeria.
A suspicious boat approached and fired upon a tanker underway. Alarm raised and crews mustered in the citadel. Master took evasive actions resulting in the boat abandoning the attack. Vessel and crew are safe.
07.08.2019: 1930 UTC:
Posn: 14:23.3S – 040:42.0E, Nacala Outer Anchorage, Mozambique.
Two armed robbers boarded an anchored chemical tanker via the hawse pipe and broke into the forecastle store. Alert crew noticed the robbers and raised the alarm resulting in the robbers escaping with stolen ships stores.
06.08.2019: 2000 UTC:
Posn: 01:06.2N – 104:10.7E, Tanjung Uban Anchorage, Indonesia.
Three robbers in a wooden boat came alongside an anchored chemical tanker. They attempted to board the tanker using hooks attached with ropes. Duty Officer taking rounds on the bridge noticed the robbers and raised the alarm, sounded ship’s whistle and shouted at the robbers. Hearing the alarm and seeing the crew alertness, the robbers aborted the attempted boarding and escaped. Batam VTIS informed.
For the latest reports go to the IMB Piracy Reporting Center