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Acts of piracy

22 January, 2018

·          03.12.2017: 16.10 UTC: Posn: 14:33.72N – 120:55.25E, Manila Quarantine Anchorage, Philippines.
During routine security rounds, crew onboard an anchored container ship noticed the securing cables for the forward lifesaving appliances cut and the life rafts and immersion suites missing. On inspecting the area, it was noticed that the robbers had boarded the vessel via the anchor chain and hawse pipe. VTS Manila and the coast guard carried out a security search around the vessel.
 
·          05.12.2017: 21.30 UTC: POSN: 21:52.35N - 091:45.20E, around 4.47nm West of Kutubdia Island, Bangladesh.
Robbers boarded a barge under tow, stole properties and escape. No injury to crews. Incident reported to the authorities.
 
·          07.12.2017: 17.38 UTC: Posn: 14:35.78N - 120:51.02E, Manila anchorage, Philippine.
Duty watchmen onboard a container ship noticed three robbers near the forecastle and immediately notified the officer on watch. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the alerted crew, the robbers escaped with ship properties. Coast Guard notified.
 
·          07.12.2017: 18.39 UTC: Posn: 00:43.50N - 104:10.54E, Galang Anchorage, Indonesia, Malacca Strait.
Four robbers, armed with knives, boarded an anchored offshore supply vessel. Duty watchman spotted the robbers and informs the OOW. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped empty handed.
 
·         07.12.2017: 19.45 UTC: Posn: 01:28N - 104:39E, around 15NM NE of Tanjung Berakit, Pulau Bintan, South China sea, Indonesia.
Four robbers armed with knives boarded an anchored tanker. They threatened the Duty Engineer with knives and tied him up. Alarm raised and crew alerted. The robbers escaped with stolen ship’s engine spares.
 
·          07.12.2017: 21.55 UTC: Posn: 00:44.4N - 104:08.1E, Galang Lay Up Anchorage, Indonesia.
Crew onboard an anchored offshore support vessel noticed robbers armed with crow bars and raised the alarm. Seeing the alerted crew the robbers escaped with stolen ship’s stores. Local authorities contacted. A security team boarded the vessel for investigations.
 
·              07.12.2017: 06:30 LT: Posn: 03:31.70N - 007:07.80E, approx. 40nm South of Onne Port Fairway Buoy (FWB), Nigeria.
While sailing towards Onne Port Fairway Buoy (FWB), the container ship KOTA SEMPENA (IMO No 9681273, flag of Singapore) was attacked by eight pirates with face mask. The pirates were in a boat loaded with a long telescopic ladder with hooking arrangements and weapons inside. When spotted the boat was reported to be moving at 7 knots, but when it was about 3.5nm ahead of the ship, the boat started changing its course and heading towards the ship at an increasing speed of up to 19 knots. The master raised the alarm, mustered the crew and performed evasive manoeuvres. When the suspicious boat approached closely, the pirates attempted to board the ship. The crew launched the parachute signal rocket and activated the distress alert. The pirates eventually abandoned the attempt to board and increased its distance away from the ship. A Nigerian Navy ship contacted the master via VHF and escorted the ship up to FWB. The crew was safe.
 
·          09.12.2017: 19.45 UTC: Posn: 14:35.6N - 120:55.2E, Manila South Harbour Anchorage, Philippines.
Robbers boarded an anchored container ship via the anchor chain, cut through the forecastle store padlock, stole ship's properties and escaped. The incident was noticed and reported by the bosun after berthing. Local authorities informed and the coast guard boarded the vessel to investigate.
 
·          10.12.2017: 01.10 UTC: Posn: 06:19N - 003:17E, around 5NM South of Lagos, Nigeria.
Duty crew onboard an anchored tanker noticed three robbers on the main deck and raised the alarm. Seeing the alerted crew, the robbers fled empty handed.
 
·          13.12.2017: 12.00 UTC: Posn: 01:14.6N – 104:02.3E, Singapore, Malacca Strait.
Four robbers armed with knives boarded a tanker KORO SEA (IMO No 9395379, flag of Liberia) underway. As they entered the engine room they came across the duty oiler and assaulted him. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped with stolen ship’s engine spare parts. 
 
·          14.12.2017: 01.10 UTC: Posn: 03:58.3N - 006:12.4E, around 19nm South of Brass, Nigeria.
Four to five persons in a wooden boat approached and tried to board a general cargo ship underway. Master increased speed and took anti-piracy measures resulting in the ship being able to evade the boarding.

·          14.12.2017: 08.30 UTC: Posn: 03:46.4N – 006:17.2E, around 32nm South of Brass, Nigeria.
A bulk carrier under flag of Marshall Islands underway was attacked and boarded by six pirates from a small boat. Ten crew members were reported missing. The remaining crew onboard sailed the vessel to a safe port.
 
·          16.12.2017: 08.50 UTC: Posn: 21:14.7N - 091:47.5E, around 14NM West of Nidania, Bangladesh.
Robbers boarded a barge under tow, stole barge’s properties and escaped. All crew safe.
 
·          16.12.2017: 16.30 UTC: Posn : 20:53.8N – 107:16.6E, Hon Net Anchorage, Cam Ph, Vietnam.
During cargo operations around 10 to 12 robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier via the mooring ropes of the cargo barge alongside. Duty AB noticed the robbers stealing paint drums and raised the alarm. Seeing the alerted crew the robbers escaped with stolen ship’s properties.
 
·         24.12.2017: 07.30 UTC: Posn: 03:47.1N - 006:49.8E, around 39nm SW of Bonny Island, Nigeria.
Seven pirates armed with guns approached and came alongside a container ship KOTA SEJARAH (IMO No 9681247, flag of Singapore) underway. One pirate boarded the ship using a long ladder and opened fire towards the bridge. The Master contacted the Nigerian Navy and proceeded at full speed towards a security boat. Seeing the security boat, the pirates aborted the attack.
 
·         24.12.2017: 01.18 UTC: Posn: 06:17.42N - 003:13.81E, SSA Anchorage, Lagos, Nigeria.
Duty watchmen onboard an anchored product tanker noticed three robbers attempting to board the vessel and immediately notified the officer on watch. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the alerted crew, the robbers escaped empty handed. Incident reported to the Nigerian Navy and a patrol boat was dispatched to investigate.
 
·         25.12.2017: 20.30 UTC: Posn: 07:46.9S - 109:04.0E, Cilacap Anchorage, Indonesia.
Duty watch on board an anchored tanker spotted four robbers near the poop deck. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped with stolen ship’s engine spares.
 
·         28.12.2017: 14.30 UTC: Posn: 01:16.0N - 104:02.8E, Singapore Straits.
Four robbers boarded a bulk carrier waiting Pilot boarding. They entered the engine room and threatened the duty engineer with a knife. The engineer managed to escape and raise the alarm. Seeing the alerted crew the robbers escaped empty handed. Incident reported to VTIS East Singapore.
 
·         29.12.2017: 18.05 UTC: Posn: 38:46.25N – 118:30.76E, Caofeidian Anchorage, China.
Duty AB onboard an anchored bulk carrier noticed some suspicious movements on the main deck. Upon checking, he noticed two unauthorized persons standing near the emergency generator room. The AB informed the duty officer who immediately directed the ALDIS lamp and noticed two persons pulling out a hose from the D.O tank sounding pipe. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Hearing the alarm and seeing the crew alertness, the persons pulled out the hose from the sounding pipe and escaped in a small boat. On sounding the D.O tanks it was reported that D.O had been stolen.
 
·         29.12.2017: 08.15 UTC: Posn: 10:19.4N - 075:31.87W, Cartagena Inner Anchorage, Colombia.
Three robbers in wooden boat boarded a general cargo vessel. Duty crew noticed the robbers and raised the alarm. Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped with stolen ship’s properties. Incident reported to port control.
 
·         31.12.2017: 04.00 LT: Posn: 21:49N - 091:34E, west of Kutubdia Island, Bangladesh.
Robbers boarded a barge under tow, stole barge’s properties and escaped. All crew safe.
 

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