German container ship attacked, 6 crew kidnapped, including Captain

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Container ship DEMETER was attacked by pirates at around 0600 UTC Oct 21 in position 03 47N 007 09E, south of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Bight of Bonny, while en route from Malabo Equatorial Guinea to Monrovia, Liberia, probably with Onne Nigeria call. Pirates boarded the ship, kidnapped 6 crew, including Master, Chief Officer, Secodn Officer, Second Engineer, Bosun and Cook, and then …

SE ASIA Warning: All ships transiting Tawi Tawi/North East Sabah waters /Celebes Sea / Sulu Sea / Southern Philippines

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To: All ships transiting Tawi Tawi/North East Sabah waters /Celebes Sea / Sulu Sea / Southern Philippines Warning         Warning          Warning ASG planned kidnapping in Sabah waters and coastal areas Philippine intel revealed that Sulu-based ASG is planning to conduct kidnapping in Sabah coastal areas; or seajacking in Tawi-Tawi-Sabah waters anytime starting 10 October. …

11 Oct 17 – piracy attack – 5 NM from Agbara platform, Nigeria

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On 11 October 2017 at 0820UTC, a supply vessel was attacked by 1 speed boat with 7/8 armed men in psn 0357N 00619E (around 5 NM from Agbara platform, Nigeria). Crew mustered in citadel. Ships equipment and personal property were stolen. Robbers escaped when security vessel closed on PSN.Vessel and crew are SAFE. Mariners are advised to exercise caution in …

28 Sep 17 – armed robbery – DES Anc

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At 2300UTC on 28 September 2017 in position: 0646.66S 03921.40E (Dar Es Salaam anchorage) 5 Armed Robbers boarded an MV and tied up a crew member before stealing a VHF radio and various items of cargo.  Crew and Vessel SAFE. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution when transiting this area. Source: UKMTO

28 Sept 17 – attack – Off Nishtun, Yemen

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On 28 September 2017 that a report on VHF CH16 had been heard from a MT stating she was under attack in posn:1557N 05229E.  Report has been received from 2 separate sources. Update: Previously reported Possible Attack now confirmed in position: 1553N 05220E.  MT attacked by 1 small boat with 5-6 POB, shots fired.  UKMTO has spoken to MT and she …

14 Sep 17 – piracy attack – 10NM SW off Bonny Isl, Nigeria

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On 14th September 2017 at approximately 13:35 UTC, a merchant vessel in position 04°16’49”N / 007°02’34”Ewas attacked by a speed boat with 10 armed men on board. The speed boat was hidden behind a fishing trawler before suddenly altering course. Armed security team on board the merchant vessel fired shots, the speedboat then escaped. Vessel SAFE. Source: MDAT / GOG …

10 pirates nabbed as maritime agency foils hijacking of Thai tanker

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Malaysian authorities thwarted the hijacking of a Thai oil tanker on Thursday and arrested 10 suspected Indonesian pirates on board the ship, a maritime security agency commander said. A special team from the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) stormed the MT Tanker MGT1, off the coast of the northeastern state of Terengganu, nearly 10 hours after it was reported missing …