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Piracy reports second week of April 2012

15 April 2012

The Piracy & Armed Robbery Report section below follows the definition of Piracy as laid down in Article 101 of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and Armed Robbery as laid down in Resolution A.1025 (26) adopted on 2 December 2009 at the 26th Assembly Session of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

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Attack Number: 106-12
Date: Fri Apr 06 2012
Type of Vessel : Chemical Tanker
Location detail: Dumai anchorage
Type of Attack : Attempted
Narrations: 06.04.2012: 1945 UTC: Posn: 01:42.2N - 101:27.5E, Dumai Anchorage, Indonesia.
Five robbers in a small boat attempted to board an anchored chemical tanker. The robbers had to abort their approach after alert duty watchmen noticed them.

Attack Number: 107-12
Date: Mon Apr 02 2012
Type of Vessel : Chemical Tanker
Location detail: Dumai Inner Anchorage
Type of Attack : Boarded
Narrations: 02.04.2012: 2015 UTC: Posn: 01:42.2N - 101:27.5E, Dumai Inner Anchorage, Indonesia.
Three armed robbers boarded an anchored chemical tanker, threatened the duty crew with a knife, stole his handheld radio and escaped. Incident reported to the agent and port control.

Attack Number: 108-12
Date: Sun Mar 25 2012
Type of Vessel : Product Tanker
Location detail: Pedra Branca
Type of Attack : Boarded
Narrations: 25.03.2012: 0200 LT: Posn: 01:50.1N - 104:28.0E, Pedra Branca, Malaysia.
15 robbers armed with knives and guns boarded a tanker underway. They chased the duty crew and entered the accommodation. They mustered the crew, tied their hands, entered and stole personal effects and escaped after 45 minutes. One crew was injured in the incident.

Attack Number: 109-12
Date: Thu Apr 12 2012
Type of Vessel : Crude Tanker
Location detail: Around 9.6nm South of Lome Breakwater, Lome
Type of Attack : Boarded
Narrations: 12.04.2012: 0025 UTC: 05:58.5N – 001:16.8E, Around 9.6nm South of Lome Breakwater, Lome, Togo.
Two robbers armed with machine guns boarded an anchored tanker and entered the engine room and accommodation.
Alert crew raised the alarm and all crew retreated into the citadel. Attempts to contact the authorities failed but the sister ship of the vessel in the vicinity relayed the area message to the Togo navy. A Naval team boarded vessel for investigation. No injuries to crew.

Attack Number: 110-12
Date: Sat Apr 14 2012
Type of Vessel : Chemical Tanker
Location detail: (Around 410nm WSW of Mumbai, India), Off Somalia
Type of Attack : Attempted
Narrations: 14.04.2012: 0652 UTC: Posn: 16:54N - 065:59E (Around 410nm WSW of Mumbai, India), Off Somalia.
Seven pirates armed with guns in a skiff approached a chemical tanker underway at high speed. Alarm sounded and armed security team mustered. When the skiff was 0.5nm from the vessel the armed security team fired warning shots and the skiff aborted the approach. A mother vessel was sighted in the vicinity.