Posted on October 04, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Weekly Maritime Piracy Security Report -  28th of September to the 4th of October.

Maritime Piracy Report - October 4th

 

1st Incident

 

Category: Boarding/Robbery

Date: 18th of September

Location: Dermaga Kencana Temirnal, Balikpapan, Indonesia. 

Position: 1°06'32.0"S 116°44'10.6"E

 

A berthed tanker was boarded during the evening hours of September the 18th while at the Dermaga Kencana Terminal in Balikpapan, Indonesia. Two intruders boarded the vessel but were spotted by the crew. The crew then proceeded to raise the alarm, at which point the boarding party escaped without having stolen anything.

Incident was reported to the local authorities. Vessel & crew are considered safe.

 

2nd Incident

 

Category: Boarding/Robbery

Date: 23rd of September

Location: Kakinada Anchorage, India 

Position: 17:03.8N – 082:26.2E

 

The Singapore-flagged Tankship, TRAMMO CORNELL was boarded during the evening hours of September the 23rd. The incident occurred at approximately 19:25 at India's Kakinada Anchorage.

Four individuals boarded the vessel, using a hook attached to a rope. However, the crew noticed the boarding party and raised the alarm, and so the robbers escaped in their boat, having made off with the ship's stores. 

Incident was then reported to the local authorities. Vessel & crew are considered safe.

 

3rd Incident

 

Category: Boarding/Robbery

Date: 25th of September

Location: Bandar Penawar, Johor, Malaysia

Position: 01:36N – 104:32E

 

The Hong Kong-flagged General Cargo Ship, TSL ROSEMARY was boarded during the evening hours of September the 25th while off the coast of Johor, Malaysia. The incident occurred at approximately 22:06, some 16 nautical miles east of Bandar Penawar. 

A Bosun onboard the vessel noticed three individuals on the forecastle and proceeded to immediately warn the Officer on Watch, who promptly raised the alarm. The crew then mustered and proceeded towards the bow. Noticing the alerted crew, the robbers escaped with a mooring rope.

Vessel & crew are considered safe. 

 

4th Incident

 

Category: Boarding/Attempted Robbery

Date: 30th of September

Location: Singapore Straits, Pulau Cula, Indonesia

Position: 01:02.7N – 103:39.0E

 

A bulk carrier was boarded during the afternoon of September the 30th, while transiting through the Singapore Straits. The incident occured at approximately 15:15 UTC, some 3.7 nautical miles West of Pulau Cula, Indonesia. The deck crew on routine rounds noticed five individuals on the aft deck. The crew proceeded to raise the alarm, activate the Ship Security Alert System and make a PA announcement. As a result, the would-be robbers fled without stealing anything.

The incident was then reported to the local Coast Guard. A Coast Guard vessel then approached the ship and escorted it to Singapore, where they conducted a full search of the ship, to ensure that the boarding party had left.

Vessel & crew are considered safe.

 

5th Incident

 

Category: Boarding/Attempted Robbery

Date: 30th of September

Location: Malacca Strait 

Position: 01 03 49.8N, 103 41 12.0E

 

The Maltese-flagged Cargo Ship, TRANSPACIFIC, got boarded during the evening hours of September the 30th while transiting through the Strait of Malacca. The incident occurred at approximately 11:15 in the evening. 

Five individuals armed with knives were seen in the upper deck of the vessel. The alarm was subsequently raised and the crew proceeded to search the accommodation area, but the perpetrators had already escaped. 

The Master proceeded to report the incident to the Singapore Vessel Traffic Information System (VTIS). The vessel had sailed off from Singapore on October the 1st and is bound for Pyeongtaek, South Korea. It is expected to arrive there on October the 9th.

Vessel & crew are considered safe. Nothing was reported as stolen. 

 

6th Incident

 

Category: Boarding/Robbery

Date: 30th of September

Location: ST 01, SDS Terminal, Lubuk Gaung, Indonesia

Position: 1° 45.5’ N 101° 22’ E

 

The Panama-flagged Chemical Tanker, Bright Dawn was boarded during the early mornings hours of September the 30th while berthed at SDS Terminal ST 01, located at Lubuk Gaung Indonesia. At approximately 02:55 in the morning, four individuals boarded the ship by breaking the seal of the steering flat.

They proceeded to enter the engine room, near the workshop and stole the engine spares. The duty oiler saw the boarding party and immediately informed the Duty Officer, who proceeded to raise the alarm. The crew proceeded to muster and conduct a search, in order to locate the interlopers. 

The perpetrators, however, managed to escape the vessel along with the engine spares. The Master of the vessel then proceeded to report the incident to the local Port Authority and the relevant flag state. 

Vessel & crew are considered safe.

 

 

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