Weekly Piracy Report

  Weekly Piracy Report
22-28 January 2008

The following is a summary of the daily reports broadcast by the IMB’s Piracy Reporting Centre to ships in Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean Regions on the SafetyNET service of Inmarsat-C from 22 to 28 January 2008.

ALERT

Chittagong anchorage, Bangladesh
The number of attacks has reduced since 2006. However, the area is still listed as a high risk area and mariners are advised to be cautious especially while approaching the anchorage and while at anchor at Chittagong

Nigeria
Violent attacks carried out by pirates on board vessels at anchor and vessel carrying out STS operations. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution in these waters.

Suspicious crafts

Recently reported incidents

23.01.2008: 0620 LT: 08:46.2S-013:16.4E: Luanda inner anchorage, Angola.
Robbers boarded a general cargo ship, broke open forward paint locker, and stole ship’s stores unnoticed.  Ship searched no robbers found.  No injuries to crew. Authorities notified.
18.01.2008: 0353 LT: 3nm off Lagos, Nigeria.
Robbers boarded a tanker during STS cargo operations, stole ship’s store and escaped.  No injuries to crew.

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