Armed Robbery Aboard Bulk Carrier at Conakry Anchorage in Guinea

Published on May 21, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 14: Four unauthorised persons, armed with an unspecified number of automatic rifles and knives, boarded a bulk carrier at Conakry Anchorage in Guinea at approx. 01:42 UTC. They proceeded to temporarily take the crew hostage, rob the crew and steal ship and crew money and property before escaping. The Captain was reportedly injured during the incident (current condition…

May 21, 2019
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Robbery Aboard LNG Tanker at Callao Anchorage, Peru

Published on May 21, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 18: At approx. 05:55 UTC approx. 4-5 unauthorized personnel wearing face masks reportedly boarded an anchored LNG tanker via the hawsepipe at Callao Anchorage. They temporarily took the duty CM hostage, at which point the alarm was raised, ship’s whistle sounded, and the remaining crew mustered. Upon hearing the alarm, the unauthorized persons reportedly took the CM’s radio,…

May 21, 2019
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CTF-150 Seizes Further 5,600kgs of Hashish in Arabian Sea

Published on May 20, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 07 & 10: Royal Australian Navy Ship (HMAS) BALLARAT intercepted another 5,600 Kgs of illicit drugs while conducting patrols in the international waters of the Arabian Sea under the command of the Pakistan led CTF-150. The seizures, including approximately 2,500Kgs and 3,000Kgs of hashish, were discovered in two vessels suspected of illegal activity on the 7th and 10th…

May 20, 2019
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Sri Lankan Navy Apprehends Three Persons With 76.6 kg of Kerala Marijuana

Published on May 17, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 15: A team of Sri Lankan naval personnel attached to the Northern Naval Command apprehended three persons with 76.6kg of Kerala marijuana whilst on patrol in the seas off Mamune Champiyanpaththu. It is believed that the smugglers had tried to transfer the narcotics to Sri Lanka via a dinghy. The narcotics and dinghy are now scheduled to be…

May 17, 2019
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Dutch Cargo Vessel Used as Portable Meth Lab Starts Sinking During Raid in Moerdijk, Netherlands

Published on May 15, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 10: At approx. 13:20 LT the Dutch Cargo vessel ARSIANCO started sinking while docked at the port of Moerdijk, Netherlands. The vessel had reportedly been “booby-trapped” with a remote-activated pump, that caused the attempted sinking during the middle of a police raid.   During the raid, the Dutch Police had discovered a large crystal methamphetamine lab onboard the…

May 15, 2019
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2.2 Tons of Cocaine Seized at Santa Marta Port, Colombia

Published on May 15, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 12: Authorities in Colombia reportedly seized 2.2 tonnes of cocaine hidden inside four bags of copper ore in a container at Santa Marta port. According to police, the narcotics, believed to belong to the Clan del Golfo drug gang, were bound for Antwerp port in Belgium.  Source: PVI Ltd. & Vaaju Tags:  Antwerp, Belgium, Cocaine, Colombia, Santa Marta,…

May 15, 2019
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Suspicious Approach of Bulk Carrier off Coast of Cabo Pasado, Ecuador

Published on May 15, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 03: At approx. 10:10 UTC two speedboats – each with five POB – reportedly approached an underway bulk carrier off the coast of Ecuador (posn. 00:08.0S – 081:19.9W; 52nm NW of Cabo Pasado). Upon observing the suspicious approach, the master raised the alarm, crew mustered, and conducted counter-piracy measures (increased speed, evasive maneuvering, and fire hoses used to…

May 15, 2019
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Bulk Carrier Reports Suspicious Approach 115nm East of Banganga, Philippines

Published on May 15, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 10: An unknown number of persons in a speedboat approached and came close to an underway bulk carrier at approx. 01:00 UTC, 115nm East of Bananga in the Philippines (posn: 07:40.8N – 128:29.3E). The carrier raised its alarm, crew mustered, and fire hoses were pressurised. The suspicious persons were observed to be shouting towards the ship while holding…

May 15, 2019
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Initial Reports of Anchored Chemical Tanker Hijacked from Lome, Togo. Recovered Quickly.

Published on May 15, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 12: Limited information available indicating that an unspecified number of armed persons boarded and hijacked an anchored chemical tanker at Lome Anchorage and took its crew hostage. The Togo Navy reportedly received a call from the owners that their tanker had been attacked, and immediately responded by dispatching patrol boats. The hijacked tanker was intercepted 25nm from the…

May 15, 2019
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Engine Spare Parts Stolen From Anchored Bulk Carrier at Dumai Port, Indonesia

Published on May 15, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments May 11: An unknown number of unnoticed unauthorized persons reportedly boarded an anchored bulk carrier and escaped with engine spare parts at approx. 10:00 UTC at Lubuk Gaung Anchorage, Dumai Port. The 3/E noticed the robbery when he went to the engine room and found the spare parts room broken into. Alarm raised and a search was carried out….

May 15, 2019
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