Weekly Piracy Report 28 February-6 March 2006
March 05 2006 at 0500 UTC in position 14:42N - 051:42E, Gulf of Aden. Six fast crafts doing over 20kts, yellow-red coloured hull with four persons in each craft approached a bulk carrier underway. Coalition warships in the vicinity tried to contact the crafts but received no response. Master sounded alarm and crew mustered and crafts sped towards northern Somali coast.
March 02 2006 at 1722 LT in position 01:28N - 052:42E, 350 nm from east coast, Somalia. A white-hulled trawler doing 12.6 knots followed a general cargo ship underway. Master took evasive manoeuvres and trawler moved away.
Recently reported incidents:
March 05 2006 at 0605 LT in position 03:01.5S - 107:18.5E, Gelasa straits, Indonesia. Six masked pirates with long knives in a speedboat approached a container ship underway. D/O raised alarm and crew mustered. Pirates aborted attempt and moved away.
March 05 2006 at 0345 LT at Chittagong C anchorage, Bangladesh. Four country boats approached a container ship. Two boats came close to port side. 12 robbers boarded at port side and two boats approached at stern. Robbers threatened duty A/B and tried to break into storerooms. Crew mustered and robbers escaped. Port control and coast guard informed.
March 04 2006 at 2340 LT at Chittagong C anchorage, Bangladesh. Twelve robbers attempted to board a container ship at port side. They threatened duty A/B who raised alarm. Crew mustered and robbers escaped in two country boats.
March 04 2006 during early morning, at anchorage off Talara, Peru. Seven armed robbers boarded a product tanker. They held the master and crew at gunpoint. They stole cash, equipment and personal belongings of crew and escaped.
March 02 2006 at 2155 LT in position 00:54.31N - 105:53.18E, Indonesia. Several persons in two fishing crafts attempted to board a large motor yacht underway. First craft approached at port bow on collision course and the second approached at stern. Skipper took evasive manoeuvres and increased speed and boarding was averted.
March 01 2006 at 2245 LT off Tioman islands, Malaysia. Robbers boarded a yacht and stole cash, personal belongings and other portable items. Police arrested three suspects and have recovered some of the stolen items. Suspects are under investigation and soon will be charged in the court.
February 28 2006 at 0330 LT at Samarinda anchorage, Indonesia.
Robbers boarded a bulk carrier. They broke storeroom locks and attempted to steal ship's stores and property. Alert crew foiled attempt.
February 27 2006 at 0255 LT in position 03:12S - 116:20E, North Pulau Laut outer anchorage, Indonesia. Three robbers armed with guns and knives boarded a bulk carrier via anchor chain. They took hostage a watchman at gunpoint and forced him to lie down on deck. Robbers stole ship's stores and property and escaped.
February 21 2006 at 2000 LT off Tioman islands, Malaysia. Robbers boarded a yacht and stole cash, personal belongings and other portable items. Local police arrested three suspects and have recovered some of the stolen items. Suspects are under investigation and soon will be charged in the court.
February 17 2006 at 2055 LT at Chittagong C anchorage, Bangladesh. Ten robbers armed with long knives, rods and battens boarded a container ship. They took hostage a duty crew, assaulted him, tied him and threatened him with a long knife at his neck. D/O raised alarm and crew mustered. Robbers broke into forward locker, stole ship's stores and escaped. Coast guard and port control informed and next day coast guard came for investigation.
Posted by: Pappy 2006-03-12