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  • Robbers Board Vessel Off Peru 18 May 2019

    Date Time: 18/05/2019 05:55:00 UTC
    Area: South America
    Lat: 11°59'8 S
    Lon: 77°11'9 W

    Detail: [Boarding/Robbery/Assault] Around four to five robbers wearing face masks boarded an anchored LNG tanker via the hawse pipe at 0555 UTC in position 11:59.8S – 077:11.9W, Callao Anchorage, Peru. They took hostage the duty crew on routine rounds. Alarm raised, ship’s whistle sounded and crew mustered. Hearing the alarm, the robbers took the duty crew’s radio, pushed him and escaped in their boat. Incident was reported to Port Control and a patrol boat was dispatched to the anchorage area. Reported (IMB) 18 May.

    UNID: 5737
    Action: NEW
    Reported By: OL BRAVO

  • Pirate Attack West Africa 12 May 2019

    DateTime: 12/05/2019 01:00:00 UTC Area: West Africa Status: PIRATE_ATTACK Lat: 6°0'0 N Lon: 1°16'0 E Detail: [Boarding] Anchored Togo-flagged chemical tanker boarded at 0100 UTC in position 06:00N - 001:16E, Lomé anchorage, Togo. Eight armed perpetrators in a canoe approached and boarded the vessel. Togo naval ops observed
  • Person Shot And Killed On Pleasure Boat Panama 02 May 2019

    Date Time: 02/05/2019 07:30:00 UTC Area: South America Status: PIRATE_ATTACK Lat: 9°15’40 N Lon: 78°7’45 W Detail:[Boarding/Assault] LATE Report | IMB Piracy Reporting Centre received a distress call from a family on an anchored pleasure boat indicating that unknown persons had boarded the boat, shot and killed one person and
  • Attempted Boarding Off Ecuador 03 May 2019

    Date Time: 03/05/2019 20:10:00 UTC Area: South America Status: PIRATE_ATTACK Lat: 0°8'54 S Lon: 81°19'38 W Detail: [Boarding Attempt] Two speed boats with five persons in each boat approached a bulk carrier underway at 2010 UTC in position 00:08S - 081:19.9W, around 52nm WNW of Cabo Pasado, Ecuador. Alarm raised and crew
  • Pirate Attack Off Nigeria 05 May 19

    Date Time: 05/05/2019 12:16:00 UTC Area: West Africa Status: HIJACKING Lat: 3°4'14 N Lon: 7°55'1 E Detail: UPDATE 3: MV attacked and boarded by seven suspected pirates in a single speedboat at 1216 UTC in position 03:04.14N - 007:55.01E, around 90nm SE of Bonny Island, Nigeria. Crew retreated into the citadel. At 0803 UTC (6 May)

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