Robbers boarded a container vessel at berth, stole ship's stores and escaped unnoticed. Master informed port authorities and local agent. All crew safe.
Seven robbers armed with knives boarded a bulk carrier at anchor. They threatened the crew with knives, broke the pad locks to three stores and attempted to steal ship property. Alarm raised, crew mustered and authorities informed. On noticing the crew alertness the robbers escaped empty handed. All crew safe.
Two robbers armed with guns boarded an anchored bulk carrier. They entered Master's cabin and stole ship's cash and escaped in a fast small wooden boat. No injuries to crew. Incident reported to authorities who arrived onboard to investigate.
Seven pirates armed with guns and knives boarded a drifting container ship awaiting berthing instructions. They entered the bridge, took hostage the 2/O and C/O and tied their hands behind their backs. Two pirates took the 2/O and knocked on the Master’s cabin. As the Master opened the door, they slammed it into the Master’s face and then stole ship’s cash and crew personnel belongings. The pirates re-assembled on the bridge and took the crew members as hostage until they disembarked into their waiting boat. Port control and ships in the vicinity have been informed.
Twelve pirates armed with guns in a speed boat boarded a drifting chemical tanker. All crew were made to muster in the mess room with the Master and Chief Engineer being allowed to remain on the bridge and engine room respectively. The vessel was made to sail towards Togo and back. The pirates raided all the crew cabins and stole cash, personal effects and ship's cash and disembarked off Escravos Terminal after 45 hours. All crew safe.
Robbers boarded a berthed container ship, stole ships stores and escaped unnoticed. The theft was noticed by the duty A/B on rounds. Incident reported to Port Security.
Six robbers in a long wooden boat with sail and oars came alongside at an anchored LPG Carrier. Two of the robbers boarded the tanker and stole ship properties. OOW noticed the boat and informed the duty A/B to check it. On seeing the robbers at poop deck, the duty A/B chased them. The robbers jumped into the water and escaped with the stolen items with their accomplices waiting in the boat. Alarm raised, port control informed and crew made a search.
A container ship adrift awaiting berthing instructions was approached by five armed pirates in a wooden speed boat with two outboard engines. As the pirates approached the vessel they fired upon the vessel damaging some bridge windows and equipment. The vessel raised alarm, activated SSAS, started main engines and manoeuvred away from the approaching boat. Non essential crew retreated into the citadel. All crew safe.
About 5-6 robbers in two speed boats approached and boarded a container ship underway using hooks attached with ropes and monkey ladders. Master raised alarm, crew mustered, armed themselves with crowbars and proceeded to the robbers boarding area. 3/O noticed that one of the robbers was armed with a gun and the Master immediately ordered all crewmembers to retreat back to the accommodation and lock all the doors. The robbers commenced throwing some boxes into their boats. Master was unable to increase speed or take evasive manoeuvres due to the available depth and width of navigable water. Once the robbers boats were full of stolen items, they jumped back into their boats and moved away. Due to the darkness and distance the Master was unable to determine if the robbers stole cargo from the containers or ship stores.
Six pirates armed with guns chased and fired upon an Oil Tanker underway. Master enforced anti-piracy measures and managed to evade the boarding. All crew safe, vessel damaged slightly due to gun fire.