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Old 06-30-2009, 11:18 AM   #1
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The MangKai Island, part of the Ananbas Island group where a number of Pirate attacks/

robberies have been committed against yachts that have sailed in their vicinity.

It is alleged that in some of the incidents involved personnel from the Indonesian Navy base in the Anambas. The Indonesian government has denied that it is doing nothing about this piracy.


25.06.2009: 1930 UTC: Posn: 02:58N - 105: 11E: vicinity of Mangkai islands, Indonesia.

Eight pirates armed with long knives boarded a general cargo ship underway. They held hostage AB and 2/O on watch. Pirates stole cash and crew belongings and escaped in a small boat.

25.06.2009: 2140 LT: Posn: 02:58.3N-105:14.2E: vicinity of Mangkai islands, Indonesia.

Five pirates armed with long knives boarded a general cargo ship underway. They stole crew cash and personal belongings and escaped in a small boat.

24.06.2009: 1930 UTC: Posn: 01:20.2S - 117:02.8E, Balikpapan outer anchorage, Indonesia.

Two robbers in a small boat attempted to board a bulk carrier at anchor. Alert crew raised alarm, whistle sounded and crew mustered. The robbers aborted the attempt and escaped. Pilot station

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Old 07-02-2009, 11:33 PM   #2
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The disease is spreading -- that is to say that the group use of automatic weapons is becoming the M.O.

In the meantime 'Enter Amendment No. 24 -- part of the $550 billion National Defense Authorization Act -- which would require the U.S. Defense Department to put small teams of four or five Marines on American-flagged ships carrying U.S. cargoes. The House approved the bill June 25, while the Senate has yet to move on it.

Ship owners, many of whom have been paying insurance premiums of $40,000 to $60,000 per transit through Somali waters, are ecstatic.

30.06.2009: 0500 UTC: Posn: 11: 20N, 017: 15W: off Guinea Bissau.

12 armed pirates in a boat attempted to board a general cargo ship underway. Due to the quick action and anti-piracy measures by the master and ship crews, the pirates were unable to board and aborted their attempt.


27.06.2009: 2200 UTC: fairway buoy, Lagos, Nigeria.

Armed robbers attempted to board an anchored bulk carrier using hooks and ropes. Noticing the robbers the ship’s crew tried to drive away the attackers. One robber managed to board but was forced back. In the attempt to board the robbers fired automatic weapons on the ship injuring three crew members. The injured were later sent ashore for medical treatment.


22.06.2009: 1600 LT: Posn: 01: 08N, 103: 35E: off Nipa Shoal, Singapore straits.

Seven pirates, in a small wooden boat armed with automatic weapons approached a salvage tug underway. The crew immediately retreated into the accommodation and locked themselves. Emergency alarm sounded. Master reported to Singapore port control and VTIS west. Three pirates boarded the tug and tried to enter the accommodation but gave up after 10 minutes. they left the tug and were reported to have headed south. Crew safe. Nothing stolen.


29.06.2009: 0200 UTC: Posn: 05:12.98N– 004:02.98W, Abidjan anchorage, Ivory Coast.

Four armed robbers in a boat came close to a bulk carrier at anchor. Two robbers boarded and were cutting the ship line when the alert duty watch man sighted and shouted at the men and also reported to the duty officer. One robber approached the duty watchman with a long knife. The duty watchman ran away and the ship’s alarm was raised. Robbers escaped. No injuries to crew and nothing stolen
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