12 January 2018 – Vessel GONE MISSING from the anchorage at Cotonou, Benin GOG

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The products tanker “BARRETT” has gone missing from the anchorage at Cotonou, Benin. The 11,999 dwt vessel, which is partly laden, is believed to have sailed from Cotonou between 2133 UTC on 9th January 2018 and 0130 UTC on 10th January 2018, heading south. The vessel’s last known position was 5.12647N / 2.353453E at 0903 UTC on 10th January 2018. …

06 Jan 2018 – Southern Red Sea Approach

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06 Jan 2018 – Southern Red Sea Approach In the last 12 hrs UKMTO has received information from three separate merchant vessels in an area centred on position: 14.46.N 041.58E, Southern Red Sea. Merchant vessels were approached up to 1 cable by up to three 7-10M rigid grey hulled boats with weapons, manned by up to 6 persons on each. …

4 Dec 17 – Armed robbery at Quarantine Anchorage area, South Harbour Manila, Philippines

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While at anchor, the duty officer on board the container ship was conducting routine security rounds when he noticed that the securing cables of the forward/forecastle lifesaving appliances were cut. He also noticed that the forecastle store room was unlocked. The crew immediately conducted inventory check on the ship’s equipment and discovered that two life rafts and four immersion suits …

8 Dec 17 – Armed robbery 15 n.m. N/NE off Tanjung Berakit, Indonesia

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While at anchor, four perpetrators wearing black, barefooted and armed with knives and swords boarded the tanker from a small craft. They confronted and tied the 2nd engineer who was working in the engine room workshop. The perpetrators forcibly entered the spare parts store, stole two bags of engine spare parts and escaped. The master conducted a search on board …