Posted on July 05, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Weekly Piracy Security Report -  29th of June to the 5th of July

Weekly Maritime Piracy Security Report - June 5th


1st Incident


Category: Suspicious Approach

Date: 1st of July

Location: Yemen, Bab El Mandeb

Position: 125180N 0431497E


A merchant vessel transiting through the Bab El Mandeb was approached by three skiffs each with 5 POB, during the early morning hours of July the 1st. The incident occurred at approximately 08:40 am UTC. 

The three skiffs approached within 0.1 nautical miles. The merchant vessel's Armed Security Team showed their weapons and the skiffs proceeded to depart.

Vessel & crew are considered safe. 


2nd Incident


Category: Robbery

Date: 30th of July

Location: Tanjung Priok Port, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Position: S6°5’55 E106°53’2


A berthed bulk carrier was robbed in the morning of June the 30th while undergoing cargo operations in the port of Tanjung Priok in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The incident occurred at approximately 09:30 am LT. The Duty Bosun on routine rounds noticed that the padlock into the storeroom had been broken and proceeded to notify the Duty Officer. The alarm was raised and the crew mustered. Upon conducting a search, they discovered that the ship's properties had been stolen.

The incident was then reported to the local Port Authority. The Port Security Police and the Indonesian Coast Guard proceeded to board the ship in order to carry out an inspection.

Vessel and crew are considered safe. 



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