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Piracy Reports March 4 2010

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04.03.2010: 0728 UTC: Posn: 03:26S – 047:11E. About 340 nm SSE of Mogadishu, Somalia.


Pirates in two boats attacked and fired upon a fishing vessel underway. The fishing vessel managed to escape. No casualty.



01:03.2010: Gulf of Aden


Pirates attacked and hijacked an oil tanker under way. Pirates have control of the ship and have taken the ship to an unknown location in Somalia. Further details awaited.


03.03.2010: 0628 UTC: Posn: 13:37N – 042:58.5E, Southern Part of Red Sea.


Two pirates in different boats chased and attempted to board a chemical tanker underway. Master carried out evasive manoeuvres, mustered all crew and started water spray. Master contacted a coalition warship and the warship provided assistance. No injuries to crew and no damage to ship.


02.03.2010: 0345 UTC: Posn: 12:38.4N – 044:47.4E, Gulf of Aden.


Four pirates in a skiff chased and attempted to board an oil tanker underway. Master carried out evasive manoeuvres and fire hoses were activated. After about one hour of chasing the pirates aborted the attempted.


02.03.2010: 0530 UTC: Posn: 15:33N – 059:53E, 230nm off Oman coast, Arabian Sea.


Five pirates in a skiff approached a chemical tanker underway and attempted to board her. Master raised alarm, took evasive manoeuvres and contacted coalition forces for assistance. Pirates aborted the attack due to the evasive manoeuvres and anti-piracy measures taken by the ship.


28.02.2010: 0350 LT Posn: 12:32.5N – 043:26.0E, Bab Al Mandeb, Southern Tip of Red Sea.


D/O onboard a product tanker noticed on radar two crafts sailing parallel to the tanker. The crafts then started approaching the vessel. Alarm raised and crew mustered on bridge. Anti piracy measures including use of floodlights to track the crafts and recorded sounds of dogs barking activate. Master took evasive manoeuvres, increased speed and transmitted mayday messages. A naval vessel announced that they are proceeding to the location. At 0415 LT, the crafts aborted the attack.



23.02.2010: 1645 UTC: Posn: 16:30N – 058:50E, 190nm off Oman coast, Arabian Sea.


Pirates in a high-speed boat attempted to board a bulk carrier underway. Ship raised alarm, sent mayday messages, contacted warship and took evasive manoeuvres. The pirates tried to board using a ladder. However they were unsuccessful due to the constant maneuvering along with the barbed wire fencing. They aborted the attempt and left the ship. All crew members are safe.



19.02.20010: 0530 UTC: Grove anchorage, Guyana.


Ten robbers armed with knives boarded a general cargo ship at anchor. Robbers caught a duty crew and threatened him with a knife at his neck. They entered into the forecastle and bosun store and stole ship property. Later the robbers locked the crew in the bosun store and escaped. Port authorities informed.


24.02.2010: 0240 LT: Vung Tau anchorage, Vietnam.


Three robbers boarded a bulk carrier at anchor using ropes with hooks. They attempted to enter the forecastle store. Duty crew spotted them and reported to OOW who raised alarm and sounded ship’s whistle. Robbers jumped overboard and escaped in a wooden boat. No injury to crew. No stores stolen.