Posted on September 06, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Weekly Maritime Piracy Report -  31st of August to the 6th of September

Maritime Piracy Report - September 6th


1st Incident


Category: Boarding/Robbery

Date: 27th of August

Location: Sandakan Port, Malaysia

Position: 5.8120° N, 118.0769° E
The Singapore-flagged Cargo Ship, Fengning was boarded by two individuals during the early morning hours of August the 27th while at the port of Sandakan, Malaysia. The incident occurred at approximately 12:25 am. A duty AB noticed the boarding part at the forecastle, and subsequently proceeded t raise the alarm.
Seeing that the crew had been alerted, the attackers jumped overboard and escaped on a boat that had been alongside the cargo ship. 
Following an investigation, it was discovered that the ship's properties had been stolen.
The incident was reported to the local authorities. 
Vessel & crew are considered safe. 

2nd Incident


Category: Attack

Date: 3rd of September

Location: Gulf of Aden, Bab-el-Mandeb

Position: 12°06'57.8"N 44°37'07.7"E
A merchant vessel was attacked during the afternoon hours of September the 3rd while transiting through the Gulf of Aden, some 46 nautical miles southwest of the city of Aden. At approximately 15:30, a two-engine speedboat carrying several men was spotted approaching the vessel. 
Reportedly, the crew noticed a ladder in the speedboat. Thankfully, the vessel managed to evade the attack and reach safety.
Vessel & crew are considered safe. 
Info courtesy of Praesidium International. 

3rd  Incident


Category: Suspicious Approach

Date: 4th of September

Location: Arabian Gulf

Position: 2812.3N – 05047.2E
A merchant vessel transiting through the Arabian Gulf noticed a suspicious approach during the morning hours of September the 4th. According to the report, the vessel reported being followed by two skiffs, maintaining a 200-meter distance. The skiffs were green in colour, and each was carrying two people on board. 

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