Posted on September 13, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Weekly Piracy Security Report - 7th to the 13th of September
Category: Boarding/Attempted Robbery
Date: 4th of September
Location: Pointe Noire Anchorage, Republic of Congo
Position: 04°44S - 011°47E
A merchant vessel was boarded during the early morning hours of September the 4th while anchored at Congo's Pointe Noire Anchorage. Reportedly, the security team onboard the vessel spotted a number of unauthorized persons onboard the vessel. The crew proceeded to raise the alarm, and a search was performed but the intruders could not be located.
Vessel & crew are reported safe.
Date: 8th of September
Location: Bandar Penawar, Johor, Malaysia
Position: 01:34.6N – 104:30.9E
The UK-flagged tankship, British Contributor was boarded during the early morning hours of August the 8th while anchored off the coast of Malaysia. The incident occurred at approximately 09:08 am UTC, some 15 nautical miles east of Bandar Penawar, Johor. Three persons boarded the tanker via the vessel's anchor cable. They proceeded to steal the forward liferaft and ship's properties & stores before escaping.
The theft was noticed later via the ship's CCTV recording.
Vessel & crew are considered safe.
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