Two robbers attempt to steal on a container ship near Posn: 14:22.46S – 040:42E, Nacala Anchorage, Mozambique.

Two robbers attempt to steal on a container ship near Posn: 14:22.46S – 040:42E, Nacala Anchorage, Mozambique.

02.07.2017: Posn: 14:22.46S – 040:42E
As per our sources, the Duty crew onboard an anchored container ship notices two robbers attempting to board. Looking at the same, an alarm was raised and the crew mustered. Spotting the crew alertness, those two robbers escaped without stealing anything.

Vessel is safe and there are no reports regarding any crew injuries. Mariners & Merchant vessels to exercise extreme caution near this area.

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MV approached by a dark hulled skiff near Posn: 1443.6N – 04205.6E (Bab-el-Mandeb).

MV approached by a dark hulled skiff near Posn: 1443.6N – 04205.6E (Bab-el-Mandeb).

25.06.2017: Posn: 1443.6N – 04205.6E.
As per our resources, a Merchant vessel was approached by one dark hulled skiff. This skiff had 8 POB (weapons sighted) near PSN: 1443.6N – 04205.6E (Bab-el-Mandeb). It approached to 3 cables on the port of the Merchant vessel and then continued south. The Vessel & Crew are SAFE. Mariners & Merchant vessels to exercise extreme caution near this area.

Robbers approached a vessel near Posn: 04:04S – 039:39E, Mbaraki Terminal, Mombasa, Kenya

Robbers approached a vessel near Posn: 04:04S – 039:39E, Mbaraki Terminal, Mombasa, Kenya.

19.06.2017: Posn: 04:04S – 039:39E.
The Duty crew onboard a berthed product tanker noticed a robber attempting to board. He was trying to board the vessel via the poop deck using a hook attached with rope. Looking at this the crew informed the OOW in the cargo control room. As the robber approached the vessels railing the duty crew shouted eventually resulting in the robber to escape.

All crew are reported SAFE. A search made throughout the tanker stated that nothing was stolen. Mariners & Merchant vessels to exercise extreme caution near this area.

A Merchant vessel was approached by 4 skiffs with 6/7 POB near Posn: 1256.49N – 04312.17E.

A Merchant vessel was approached by 4 skiffs with 6/7 POB near Posn: 1256.49N – 04312.17E.

13.06.2017: Posn: 1256.49N – 04312.17E.
As per our sources, a Merchant vessel was approached by four skiffs near Posn: 1256.49N – 04312.17E [Bab-el-Mandeb]. These skiffs had 6/7 POB each. They approached at speed & followed for a good 10 minutes CPA 0.5 NM. AST showed weapons however the vessel & crew are reported SAFE.

Mariners & Merchant vessels to exercise extreme caution near this area.

Merchant vessel was approached by many skiffs with 4/5 POB near Posn: 1257N – 04306E [Bab-el-Mandeb].

Merchant vessel was approached by many skiffs with 4/5 POB near Posn: 1257N – 04306E [Bab-el-Mandeb].

03.06.2017: Posn: 1257N – 04306E.
As per our sources, a Merchant vessel was approached by a number of skiffs near Posn: 1257N – 04306E [Bab-el-Mandeb]. These skiffs had 4/5 POB with weapons onboard. There were 9 skiffs in this area however uncertain if they were working together.

There are no reports regarding any crew injuries or theft. Mariners & Merchant vessels to exercise extreme caution near this area.

Vessel attacked in east of Muscat, Oman near Posn: 23:32.4N – 060:26.3E.

Vessel attacked in east of Muscat, Oman near Posn: 23:32.4N – 060:26.3E.

01.06.2017: 0430 UTC: Posn: 23:32.4N – 060:26.3E, Around 103 NM East of Muscat, Oman

As per our sources, Six persons armed with guns approached & fired upon a tanker underway in a skiff. This happened around 103 NM East of Muscat, Oman Posn: 23:32.4N – 060:26.3E. An alarm was raised; non-essential crew retreated to the citadel. The vessels speed was increased, evasive manoeuvres conducted and on-board armed security team fired warning shots resulting in the skiffs to scatter.

A mother vessel was also seen in the vicinity. Vessel is safe and there are no reports regarding any crew injuries. Mariners & Merchant vessels to exercise extreme caution near this area.

Mariners to exercise caution from a mother ship near Posn: 1157N – 05035E.

Mariners to exercise caution from a mother ship near Posn: 1157N – 05035E.

25.05.2017: Posn: 1157N – 05035E
A Dhow is Posn: 1157N – 05035E (Xabo) is being prepared to potentially be used as a mother ship which can be involved in a piracy activity. The Dhow looks like an Iranian style fishing dhow, brown wooden superstructure with blue & white wheelhouse. Mariners & Merchant vessels near this area to exercise extreme caution.

Six robbers rob a Chemical Tanker near Posn: 01:43.72N – 101:23.21E.

Six robbers rob a Chemical Tanker near Posn: 01:43.72N – 101:23.21E.

20.05.2017: 1800 UTC: Posn: 01:43.72N – 101:23.21E
MSSP Jetty, Lubuk Gaung Port, Dumai, Indonesia.

As per sources, Six robbers wearing face masks and armed with long knives boarded a berthed chemical tanker near posn: 01:43.72N – 101:23.21E. Alert crew noticed the robbers and raised the alarm. The robbers stole some ship’s property and managed to escape in their boat. Crew mustered and a search was carried out. The Local police are informed.

No injuries have been reported as of now. Mariners & Merchant vessels near this area to exercise extreme caution.

MV sighted 7 Skiffs with 4/5 POB near Posn: 1441.25N – 05103.43E.

MV sighted 7 Skiffs with 4/5 POB near Posn: 1441.25N – 05103.43E.

17.05.2017: Posn: 1441.25N – 05103.43E,
As per our resources, an MV was approached  near position 1441.25N – 05101.43E by 7 skiffs each with 4/5 pilot on board. They got within 1NM from both port and starboard quarters. They followed the MV for 30 minutes and then stopped. No casualties or vessel damage is reported as of now. Merchant vessels & Mariners near this area to exercise extreme caution whilst transiting.