Weekly Piracy Alerts

For more information on the following alerts go to the International Maritime Bureau here. 

Suspicious crafts

Recently reported incidents

24.11.2007: 0345 LT: 06:17.8S – 003:21.2E, Lagos anchorage, Nigeria.
Four armed robbers in a small wooden boat boarded a container ship from aft.
They stole ship’s store and escaped.  No injuries to crew.
21.11.2007: 0212 LT: 06:12N-003:18E (15 miles from shore), Lagos, Nigeria.
Five pirates armed with knives boarded a tanker drifting around 15 nm from shore. Duty crew spotted the pirates and informed the duty officer. Alarm raised and crew mustered.  Pirates escaped with ship stores
01.11.2007: 0830 LT: Corentyne coast, Guyana.
Masked pirates armed with guns attacked a Guyanese fishing boat. The pirates stole the boats engines and equipment and then ordered the fishermen to board their craft and pilot their craft while they raided other boats. Later , the fishermen were taken to neighboring Suriname where they were left with the boat. The fishermen managed to return home after two days and report to the coast guard and police.
03.10.2007: 0700 LT: Bonny channel, Nigeria.
Pirates armed with guns and hiding in a mangrove swamp ambushed a passenger vessel during it’s passage to bonny town.  It is suspected some of the pirates could have mingled among the passengers and boarded the vessel at the jetty at Port Harcourt.  The pirates waited at the midway point and attacked the vessel when signaled. The pirates stole passenger valuables.  Pirates fired a volley of shots into the air before escaping.  Injured passengers received medical treatment ashore.
06.11.2007: Point Cruz, Solomon Islands.
Armed pirates boarded a fishing vessel at anchor. They stole crew personal belongings, cash money and ship’s properties.
08.10.2007: Panaji, off the Yermal coast in Udupi: Karnataka: India.
Pirates in canoes boarded a vessel carrying scientists on a
Marine research project.  After a brief struggle with the scientists, the pirates took the scientific instruments. It is unclear if the instruments were thrown into the water or stolen. The scientists are reported to be safe.

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