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Old 04-15-2010, 12:11 PM   #1
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From the IMP reporting centre :

25.03.2010: 2100 UTC: Posn: 06:18.7N – 003:24.1E: Lagos anchorage, Nigeria.

Eight robbers armed with knives boarded a chemical tanker. The robbers injured two crew who had to be taken ashore by pilot vessel for treatment. Ship’s and crew cash and properties stolen.

29.03.2010: Posn: 10nm off Aden port, Gulf of Aden.

Armed pirates boarded and hijacked a Ro-Ro vessel underway. They took hostage 24 crewmembers and are now sailing the vessel towards Somali coast. Further report awaited.

28.03.2010:0118 UTC: Posn: 12:15.5S - 076:55.8W: Conchan terminal (moored at the terminal), Peru.

Three robbers boarded a tanker from a small wooden boat. Alarm raised, crew mustered and proceeded to forecastle to investigate. Upon seeing the alert crew, the robbers jumped overboard and escaped with stolen ship's stores.

26.03.2010: 1510 UTC: Posn: 13:15.4N - 049:11.4E, Gulf of Aden.

Six pirates in a skiff chased the tanker underway. They fired upon the tanker and attempted to board. Master enforced anti piracy measures, contacted coalition forces, increased speed and took evasive manoeuvres. Finally, the pirates aborted the attempted boarding.

28.03.2010: 1524 UTC: Posn: 13:08N - 048:45E, Gulf of Aden.

Four pirates in a skiff armed with machine guns chased and fired upon the tanker underway. Alarm raised, SSAS alert sent out and coalition forces contacted. A warship advised it would arrive at location within 40 minutes. Tanker increased speed, adopted evasive manoeuvres and escaped the boarding. Later, warship arrived and pursued the pirate boat.

28.03.2010: 0815 UTC: Posn: 01:01.1S - 057:14.4E, 740 nm East of Mogadishu, Somalia.

Two pirate boats with three armed pirates in each boat chased and fired upon the tanker underway. Pirate boats came very close and were armed with guns and RPG. Over a period of two hours, the pirates fired upon and attempted to hijack the ship. The pirates eventually aborted the attack and moved away. No casualties to crew but the ship sustained bullet holes.

27.03.2010: 0055 UTC: Posn: Pointe Noire anchorage, Congo.

Two robbers boarded a crane ship at anchor from the stern. When sighted crew shouted at the robbers who immediately escaped with ship's stores. No casualties to crew.

26.03.2010: 1245 UTC: Posn: 12:32.2N – 044:45.1E, Gulf of Aden.

Pirates in a skiff approached a chemical tanker underway at distance of around two nm. Tanker increased speed to 16.2 knots as the skiff continued to approach. At a distance of less than a mile, master and security onboard noticed three pirates on the skiff and due to persistence of approach the guards fired warnings shots. Skiff continued to approach the tanker and the armed guards fired about 30 warnings shots until the pirates abandoned the approach. The skiff stopped, turned around and rejoined two other skiffs. Coalition forces informed and a helicopter came to the location to investigate the activities of the three skiffs.

23.02.2010: 1645 UTC: Posn: 16:30N – 058:50E, 190nm off Oman coast, Arabian Sea.

Pirates in a high-speed boat attempted to board a bulk carrier underway. Ship raised alarm, sent mayday messages, contacted warship and took evasive manoeuvres. The pirates tried to board using a ladder. However they were unsuccessful due to the constant maneuvering along with the barbed wire fencing. They aborted the attempt and left the ship. All crew members are safe.

25.03.2010: 0750 UTC: Posn: 03:48S – 043:09E, 370 nm South of Mogadishu, Somalia.

Two skiffs with four to five pirates in each skiff chased and opened fire on a container ship underway. The ship increased speed and managed to evade the attack.

20.03.2010: 1411 UTC: Posn: 04:47N – 008:18.5E: Calabar, Nigeria.

Three pirates boarded a tug and fired warning shots into the air with machine guns. Master sent SSAS alert and contacted local agents for assistance. Pirates managed to enter bridge, steal ship’s equipment and escape.

19.02.20010: 0530 UTC: Grove anchorage, Guyana.

Ten robbers armed with knives boarded a general cargo ship at anchor. Robbers caught a duty crew and threatened him with a knife at his neck. They entered into the forecastle and bosun store and stole ship property. Later the robbers locked the crew in the bosun store and escaped. Port authorities informed.

24.02.2010: 0240 LT: Vung Tau anchorage, Vietnam.

Three robbers boarded a bulk carrier at anchor using ropes with hooks. They attempted to enter the forecastle store. Duty crew spotted them and reported to OOW who raised alarm and sounded ship’s whistle. Robbers jumped overboard and escaped in a wooden boat. No injury to crew. No stores stolen.

22.01.2010: 0140 LT: Posn: 17:00.3N – 082:18.8E, Kakinada anchorage, India.

Three robbers in a small fishing boat approached a seismographic research vessel from the stern. One robber boarded the vessel thru the mooring port hole and started lowering the mooring rope into the boat. The duty watchman noticed the robber, made fast the rope on a bollard and informed bridge officer. Alarm raised and the robber dropped the rope and escaped. The theft was prevented due to the fast action of the watchman. Incident reported to PFSO port of Kakinada.

23.03.2010: 0901 UTC: Posn: 05:16N - 106:30E, South China Sea.

Armed pirates in a 15-meter long boat chased and fired upon two fishing vessels underway with intent to board. The vessels increased speed and managed to evade the attempted boarding. No injuries to crew.

23.03.2010: 0901 UTC: Posn: 05:16N - 106:30E, South China Sea.

Armed pirates in a 15-meter long boat chased and fired upon two fishing vessels underway with intent to board. The vessels increased speed and managed to evade the attempted boarding. No injuries to crew.

23.03.2010: 0137 UTC: Posn: 11:41.53N - 066:05.38E, 670 nm East of Socotra (1350nm NE of Mogadishu, Somalia).

Armed pirates attacked, boarded and hijacked a bulk carrier with 21-crew while underway.

22.03.2010: 1200 UTC: Posn: 14:56.4N – 055:01.6E, Gulf of Aden.

Six armed pirates in a speedboat chased and fired upon a tanker underway with intent to hijack. They attempted to board the vessel from the port quarter while firing at the superstructure. Master raised alarm, fired rocket flares, increased speed and took evasive manoeuvres. The pirates aborted the attack after around 20 minutes. No injuries to crew. Tanker sustained some damages.

20.03.2010: 1200 UTC: Posn: 11:10.0N – 062:22.9E, 780 nm NE of Eyl, Somalia.

Five armed pirates chased and attempted to board a container ship underway. Master raised alarm, increased speed to 25.5 knots and sounded ship’s whistle. Pirates fired upon the ship and came as close as 0.2 nm from the ship before aborting. The pirate skiff was doing approximately 24.5knots at the time of the attack.

20.03.2010: 0500 LT: Posn: 01:18.9N – 104:14.6E, 2.4nm SE of Tanjung Ayam, Malaysia.

Five robbers armed with knives boarded a tanker at anchor. Duty crew noticed the robbers trying to gain access into the engine room. OOW informed and alarm raised. Crew mustered and made a search throughout the ship. No robbers sighted and nothing stolen. Master informed Johor PFSO and Singapore fusion centre. Later, Malaysian coast guard boarded the ship for investigation.

21.01.2010: 1000 – 1300 LT: Posn: 14:33.74N – 120:55.24E, Manila south harbour anchorage, Philippines.

Unnoticed robbers boarded an anchored tanker and stole a liferaft and ship’s property and escaped. Port authorities informed.

20.01.2010: 0220 LT: Posn: 02:46.5S – 080:26.6W, Guayaquil outer anchorage, Ecuador.

Robbers boarded a bulk carrier at anchor and tried to gain access into the forward store. Duty crew noticed them and informed duty officer on the bridge who raised the alarm and crew mustered. The robbers jumped overboard and escaped empty handed. Port control informed but no action taken.

18.01.2010: 2030 LT: Adang bay anchorage, Indonesia.

Robbers boarded a bulk carrier at anchor. Duty crew noticed them and raised alarm. Robbers jumped overboard and escaped with ship’s stores. Attempts to call police thru agent were not successful.

19.03.2010: 0300 LT: Posn: 22:15N – 091:44E, Chittagong anchorage, Bangladesh.

Four robbers armed with long knives boarded a bulk carrier at anchor via the forecastle. The alert crew noticed the robbers, informed the OOW. The robbers chased the watchmen who entered and locked the accommodation. The robbers continued to try and gain access into the accommodation. As all entrances were locked he robbers were unable to gain entry into the accommodation and aborted their attempt. Master informed port authorities who alerted the coast guard. No casualties to crew and no damage to ship.

16.03.2010: 0200 LT: 7.3 miles off Tigabu island, Sabah, Malaysia.

Four pirates armed with guns attacked and hijacked a fishing vessel. The pirates sailed the vessel into Philippines waters and demanded a ransom for the release. The vessel was released after a ransom was paid and it safely arrived at Sandakan port on 18.3.2010.

17.01.2010: 1630 UTC: Posn: 12:39.3N – 047:33.9E, Gulf of Aden.

Four pirates armed with automatic guns in a white coloured skiff approached a general cargo ship underway. At a distance of around 10 meters the pirates opened fire on the ship. Master raised alarm, Rocket parachute flares were fired. Hand flares were thrown into the water to .mark position if incident. One rocket parachute flare hit a skiff and injured a pirate. The skiff pulled away and aborted the attempted attack. A warship and a helicopter came to the assistance of the ship.

15.03.2010: 1318 UTC: Posn: 11:02S - 046:57E, Around 775nm south of Mogadishu.

Pirates in skiffs armed with RPG and guns chased and fired upon a vehicle carrier underway. Master raised alarm, increased speed and took evasive manoeuvres. The ship managed to evade the attack. No injuries to crew the vessel sustained some damage.

15.02.2010: 2345 UTC: Posn: 18:34.93N – 072:22.30W, Port Au Prince, Haiti.

Robbers attempted to board an anchored landing craft. The alert master and duty crew managed to prevent the robbers from boarding the vessel. The crew and vessel safe.

16.01.2010: 0425 UTC: Posn: 12:58N – 048:42E, Gulf of Aden.

Five pirates in a high speed skiff approached an oil tanker underway. The skiff proceeded towards the ship from the direction of the sun making it difficult to detect. The ship spotted the skiff at a distance of about one to two nautical miles. Master raised alarm, blew ship’s horn and carried out evasive manoeuvres. Pirates opened fire with RPG and automatic weapons. Master informed coalition warship and a helicopter was dispatched. Seeing the helicopter the pirates aborted the attempt. No damage to ship and no casualties.

14.02.2010: 0835 LT: Vishakhapatnam roads, India.

One boat with three robbers approached an anchored tanker from the port side. When the boat did not cross the bows the master raised the alarm. As the crew went forward to investigate they found two robbers onboard and a third attempting to board. The robbers fled as soon as they saw the ship’s crew. Port control informed.

14.02.2010: 0215 UTC: Posn: 17:37.7N – 083:21.6E, Vishakhapatnam anchorage, India.

Three robbers using ropes and a hook boarded an anchored LPG tanker from astern. When sighted the OOW raised general alarm and duty security patrol rushed to the poop deck. Robbers escaped with stolen ship’s stores. Master informed port control and the Indian navy contacted via VHF radio.

13.02.2010: 2230 UTC: Posn: 09:11.38N – 014:32.03 W, off Conakry, Guinea.

Pirates armed with rifles boarded a chemical tanker underway. Master raised alarm; crew locked all access doors, mustered on bridge and hide in a safe place. Pirates tried to gain entry into the locked accommodation door but were unable to do. Due to the alarm continuously ringing, they aborted the attack and fled away. Crew and vessel safe.

09.01.2010: 0400 – 0600LT: Posn: Petrokimia terminal, Ggresik port, Indonesia.

Robbers armed with knives boarded a berthed chemical tanker. They cut one of the stern lines during final stages of cargo discharging while crew were busy during tank stripping operations. Robbers escaped with ship’s stores. Pilot and port control informed.

12.04.2010: 1215 UTC: Posn: 06:16.6N – 003:26.9E, Lagos roads, Nigeria.

Three pirates armed with automatic rifles in a fiberglass motor boat approached a drifting container ship with intent to board. Duty officer raised alarm, enforced anti-piracy measures and took evasive manoeuvres. The pirates aborted the attempted boarding due to the alertness of the crew. Port authority and ships in vicinity informed.

11.03.2010: 2340 UTC: Posn: 03:30S - 062:10E: Around 1100nm East of Mogadishu, Somalia.

Pirates in two skiffs chased and opened fire on a container ship underway. Ship enforced anti piracy measures and increased speed and sent SSAS alert. Due to ship's higher speed attack prevented.

11.03.2010: 0330 LT: Posn: 01:17.8N - 104:10.7E: Malaysia.

Robbers armed with knives boarded a tanker at anchor. They entered into the engine room and threatened the duty watch keeper with knives, tied him up, stole ship's equipment and escaped. Only during the next duty watch handover was the incident realized and the duty watch man released.

13.01.2010: 0415 LT: Posn: 03:13S – 116:23E, Tanjung Pemancingan, Indonesia.

Robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier unnoticed. They broke into forepeak store and stole ship stores.

12.01.2010: 0205 LT: Posn: 10:15.2N – 107:04.5E: Mui Vung Tau anchorage, Vietnam.

Three robbers boarded a container ship underway. The duty officer informed master and raised alarm. Robbers broke into forward store and stole ship stores. Seeing crew alertness they jumped overboard and escaped. Port control informed via agent.

11.04.2010: 0930 UTC: Posn: 02:26.9N – 059:59.8E, 870nm NE of Mogadishu, Somalia.

A container ship underway detected three speed boats on radar at a distance of about 3.5 nm. Two skiffs with speed 20 knots commenced chasing the ship. Ship alarm raised, speed increased, SSAS activated, DSC distress sent, and evasive manoeuvres commenced. The skiffs closed to 1.6 nm and aborted the attempted attack.

11.04.2010: 0741 UTC: Posn: 04:45s – 051:00e, 515 nm SE of Mogadishu, Somalia.

Armed pirates attacked and hijacked a general cargo ship underway. Further details are awaited.

10.04.2010: 2236 LT: TG. Pemancingan anchorage: Indonesia.

Robber attempted to climb up the anchor chain of a general cargo ship at anchor. Crew spotted him and informed bridge. Alarm raised and ship’s whistle sounded. Robber jumped into the water and escaped.

03.01.2010: 0900 LT: Posn: 01:39.4N – 132:45.3E, Indonesia.

More than 10 pirates in three big boats chased and attempted to board a general cargo ship underway. Anti piracy measures taken by the ship and evasive manoeuvres carried out. After 20 minutes the pirates aborted the attempt and moved away. No casualties and no injuries to crew.

09.04.2010: 1918 LT: Posn: 12:00S-077:12W: Callao, Peru.

A robber was seen climbing the anchor chain of a chemical tanker. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Crew used water to force robber to jump back into the water. Authorities informed and a patrol boat dispatched. Robber escaped.

10.04.2010: 0515 LT: Posn: 01:28.6S – 116: 48.9E: Lawi - Lawi anchorage, Balikpapan, Indonesia.

Robbers boarded a tanker by breaking open the hawse pipe cover. They entered the forescastle and stole ship equipment by breaking the lock on the booby hatch.
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