24 December 2019 – Boarding & Attempted Armed Robbery, Sumatra/Indonesia

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While at anchor, while the 3rd engineer was doing safety round at the engine room, three perpetrators armed with knives boarded the ship and attempted to attack the duty oiler. The 3rd engineer immediately ran to the engine control room and raised the general alarm. The perpetrators escaped from the starboard side by a rope attached to the ship’s railings. A search …

22 December 2019 – Suspicious Approach, Singapore Strait

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While underway, two sampans with unknown number of perpetrators came alongside barge LKH 2882 towed by Kim Hock Tug 9. They boarded the barge and stole some scrap metal on board. The master reported the incident to Singapore Vessel Traffic Information System (VTIS) and sailed into Singapore Territorial Waters (STW). The Singapore Police Coast Guard and Republic of Singapore Navy …

23 December 2019 – Suspicious Boarding, Pulau Batam/Indonesia

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While underway, the chief engineer and duty engineer sighted three perpetrators in the engine room. One of the perpetrators was armed with a knife. The alarm was raised and the three perpetrators escaped immediately. Two motormen were later found tied up by the perpetrators. A search on board the ship was conducted, with no further sighting of the perpetrators. The …

21 December 2019 – Boarding and Robbery , Pulau Batam / Indonesia

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While underway, an unknown number of perpetrators boarded the ship. The Singapore Police Coast Guard notified the Singapore Vessel Traffic Information System (VTIS) about the boarding. The ship informed Singapore VTIS that a search on board the ship was conducted and there was no sighting of the perpetrators. Nothing was stolen. All crew are safe and the ship resumed her …

13 December 2019 – Suspicious Approach, Algiers

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While at berth, the duty officer spotted three perpetrators attempting to board the ship by using the forward mooring lines while the ship was discharging cargo. The alarm was raised and the perpetrators escaped. The crew conducted a stowaway search and confirmed that there was no sign of unauthorised persons on board. The incident was reported to the Port Facility …

01 December 2019 – THEFT, Manila/Philippines

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While at anchor, the duty officer at the bridge noticed an alarm that came from the boatswain store portside. He informed the master immediately; and the crew was mustered. They proceeded to the boatswain store and discovered that the padlock to the store was broken, hawse pipe removed and some ship’s properties were missing. The incident was reported to Port …

03 Dec 2019 – A M/T was attacked / boarded in position, approximately 80nm south of Bonny, Nigeria

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On 03rd of December 2019 at 1820UTC, a M/T was attacked in position 03°05.5N – 007°06.8E (approximately 80NM south of Bonny, Nigeria). UPDATE 01 On 03rd of December 2019 at 1820UTC, a M/T was boarded in position 03°05.5N – 007°06.8E (approximately 80NM south of Bonny, Nigeria) by armed pirates. The MT is now reported safe and under escort. Vessels transiting …