Posted on February 15, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Weekly Piracy Security Report - February 9th to 15th


1st Incident


Category: Boarding/Robbery 

Date: 9th of February

Location: Port of Monrovia, Liberia

Position:  06:21.1N – 010:47.8W


A product tanker was boarded by pirates while docked at the port of Monrovia, Liberia. Duty crew on routine rounds noticed a man armed with a knife aboard the ship. They promptly raised the alarm, and the pirate proceeded to escape the vessel. Upon further searching the vessel, the crew noticed that the ship's stores had been broken into. The theft was reported to the local agent and port control.

Vessel and crew are considered safe.




2nd Incident


Category: Boarding/Robbery 

Date: 3rd of February

Location: Oil Jetty No. 4, Kandia Port, India

Position: 23:02.02N – 070:13.39E


The Singapore-flagged chemical tanker, Maersk Erik, was boarded by pirates while docked at Oil Jetty No.4, Kandia Port, India. The incident occurred at approximately 16:30 UTC, in the afternoon of February the 3rd. During routine rounds, the Chief Officer noticed a boat under the forecastle and proceeded to notify the deck crew. Upon noticing that the alarm was raised, the boat moved away from the vessel. Following a closer inspection by the crew, they noticed that a store-room had been broken into, but nothing was reported stolen.

Port authorities were notified of the incident.  Vessel and crew are considered safe.




3rd Incident


Category: Boarding/Robbery 

Date: 5th of February

Location: Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia

Position: 03:55.4N – 098:40E


The Singapore-flagged chemical tanker, Maersk Capri, was boarded by pirates while anchored at Bealawan Anchorage, Indonesia. The incident occurred at approximately 22:05 UTC, on the evening of February the 5th. Duty crew on routine rounds noticed an intruder escaping via the hawse pipe and proceeded to raise the alarm. Crew mustered and upon searching the vessel, discovered that ship stores were missing. 

Vessel and crew are considered safe.




4th Incident


Category: Robbery/Boarding

Date: 10th of February

Location: Caofeidian Anchorage, China

Position: 38:52.50N – 118:42.60E


A robbery occurred onboard a bulk carrier anchored at China's Caofeidian Anchorage. The incident transpired at approximately 18:40 UTC, in the evening on February the 10th. Duty officer on the bridge noticed a hose connected to the vessel's Diesel Oil tank manhole, leading to a small unlit barge alongside the ship. He proceeded to raise the alarm and sent the duty AB to investigate. Upon hearing the alarm, the duty officer noticed an individual lowering the hose, before escaping in the barge. On sounding the tank, it was discovered that the vessel's Diesel Oil had been stolen. 

Incident was reported to the local authorities. Vessel and Crew are considered safe. 




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