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Piracy Incident Report: Democratic Republic of Congo

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Piracy Incident Report: 497

Incident Type:Boarded
Area:Boma Anchorage, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Position: 05°52’S – 013°01’E 
Date of Incident:18.08.15 
Time of Incident (LT): 0350
Information Source: :: : IMB 

A robber boarded an anchored Bulk Carrier, awaiting berthing instructions. The duty AB and OS spotted a robber on the main deck, near cargo hold No.2. Seeing the duty crew approaching, the robber jumped overboard and escaped. The duty officer was informed, the alarm was raised and the crew mustered. A search was carried out, but nothing was reported stolen.

Allmode Comment:

Although robberies from vessels at anchor are rare, when they do occur, the robbers tend to be armed and can be aggressive towards crew. Bulk Carriers are an attractive target, as they can carry various supplies that may be in need in a country which struggles with its own domestic issues. 

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Piracy Incident Report: Congo

Incident Type:Boarded
Area: Around 19nm South of Kwa Ibo, Nigeria
Position: 04°13’N - 007°57’E
Date of Incident:18.05.15 REPORTED LATE
Time of Incident (LT): 2340
Information Source: :: : IMB - See more at: http://www.onboardonline.com/industry-article-index/piracy-reports/piracy-incident-report-nigeria/#sthash.mSnSK6Xd.dpuf
Incident Type:Boarded
Area: Around 19nm South of Kwa Ibo, Nigeria
Position: 04°13’N - 007°57’E
Date of Incident:18.05.15 REPORTED LATE
Time of Incident (LT): 2340
Information Source: :: : IMB - See more at: http://www.onboardonline.com/industry-article-index/piracy-reports/piracy-incident-report-nigeria/#sthash.mSnSK6Xd.dpuf

Incident Type: Boarded
Area:Pointe Noire Anchorage, The Congo.Position: 04°44’S - 011°45’E
Date of Incident: 08.06.15
Time of incident: 0023
Information Source: IMB

Six robbers armed with bolos (a bolo is a large cutting tool of Filipino origin, similar to the machete) approached an anchored general cargo ship in their wooden boat. Two robbers managed to board the ship and were noticed by the duty crew. One robber armed with the bolo, chased the duty crew who managed retreat into the accommodation and raise the alarm. Seeing the crew respond, the robbers escaped empty handed. Port control were informed.

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Piracy Incident Report: 454

Incident Type:  Hijack
Area: off Pulau Bangka, Indonesia.
Date of Incident: 03.06.15 REPORTED LATE
Time of Incident (LT):
Information Source: :Media

- See more at: http://www.onboardonline.com/industry-article-index/piracy-reports/piracy-incident-report-indonesia/#sthash.uH8fWMjk.dpuf

Piracy Incident Report: 454

Incident Type:  Hijack
Area: off Pulau Bangka, Indonesia.
Date of Incident: 03.06.15 REPORTED LATE
Time of Incident (LT):
Information Source: :Media

- See more at: http://www.onboardonline.com/industry-article-index/piracy-reports/piracy-incident-report-indonesia/#sthash.uH8fWMjk.dpuf

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