Incidents reported by the IMB since the last report:
0700 – 0730 UTC:
Enroute from Bonny to Onne Port, Nigeria.
Ten armed persons attacked a passenger boat and kidnapped four Immigration Officers. The Nigerian Navy rescued the kidnapped Immigration Officers on 13 November. No casualties reported.
Posn: 06:14.9N – 002:32.9E, Around 9nm SE of Cotonou, Benin.
Armed persons boarded a bulk carrier underway. Incident reported to the Authorities who dispatched a patrol boat to the ship’s location. It was reported that nine crew members were found missing from the ship. The remaining crew with the assistance of the patrol boat sailed the ship to a safe port.
05.11.2019: 1148 UTC:
Posn: 01:12.6N – 103:34.3E, Singapore Straits.
Six persons in two speed boats approached a tanker underway. Duty crew noticed the persons attempting to board the tanker and raised the alarm. Master increased the speed and took evasive manoeuvres resulting in the persons aborting the boarding attempt.
Posn: 30:25.55N - 009:38.88W, Silos Terminal, Agadir Port, Morocco.
Duty officer onboard a berthed bulk carrier noticed four unauthorized persons onboard the vessel. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the alerted crew the persons escaped. On searching the vessel nothing reported stolen.
0015 UTC: Posn: 01:13.6N – 006:09.6E, Around 57nm NNW of Sao Tome Island, Sao Tome and Principe.
Armed persons in a skiff approached and fired upon a tanker underway. Alarm raised, vessel increased speed and commenced evasive manoeuvers. Fire pump activated, and four parachute rockets discharged.
Due to the actions of the Master and crew, the skiff aborted and moved away. Vessel and crew safe.
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