Incidents reported by the IMB in the last 7 days:
12.10.2019: 0010 UTC:
Posn: 18:33.9N – 072:23.2W, Port Au Prince Anchorage, Haiti.
During routine rounds duty AB onboard an anchored ship was taken hostage by robbers armed with guns and long knives. Alarm raised and crew mustered.
Seeing the alerted crew the robbers escaped with stolen ship’s properties. Incident reported to Pilot Station.
2240 UTC: Posn: Pointe Noire Anchorage, Congo
Master onboard an anchored research vessel heard a sound near the forward and noticed one unauthorised person onboard. Master shouted and the person escaped.
Emergency alarm raised and crew mustered. A boat was seen departing the vessel with stolen ship's store.
1800 – 2359 UTC: Posn: 01:18.14N – 104:07.03E, Johor Anchorage, Malaysia.
Unnoticed robber, boarded an anchored tanker, stole ships properties and escaped. Duty crew on routine rounds noticed the theft and notified the OOW.
0200 UTC: Posn: 06:17.2N – 003:13.8E, Secure Anchorage Area, Lagos, Nigeria.
Duty security patrol onboard an anchored product tanker noticed three robbers on the forecastle and immediately informed the OOW, who raised the alarm. Upon hearing the alarm, the robbers escaped without stealing anything.
Incident reported to Nigerian Navy and a patrol boat arrived for investigation.
0655 UTC: Posn: Callao Port, Peru.
Robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier. They took hostage the duty AB and tied his hands. When the duty officer did not receive a response from the duty AB he order other crew to investigate. Upon arriving at the forecastle, the crew saw the duty AB, who raised the alarm. hearing the alerted crew the robbers escaped.
The duty AB was unharmed.
Two mooring ropes were reported missing. Incident reported to the port authority and local agent.
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