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Piracy reports from 28 May to 6 June 2011

The IMB Live Piracy Report displays all Piracy and Armed Robbery incidents reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre.

  • Attack Number: 2011/224
  • Date:
  • Vessel Type: Refrigerated Cargo
  • Location detail:
  • Attack Type: Boarded
  • Incident Details: 28.05.2011: 0345 LT: Posn: 05:52.55S – 013:01.78E: Democratic Republic of Congo.
    While at anchor, OOW spotted two robbers on forecastle and alerted duty AB and sounded the ship’s whistle resulting in the robbers escaping. Attempts to contact the local authorities were futile. Upon investigation it was discovered, the robbers had boarded the vessel by using rope and hook. Nothing stolen.
  • Attack Number: 2011/225
  • Date: Sun May 29 2011
  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Location detail:
  • Attack Type: Fired Upon
  • Incident Details: 29.05.2011: 1150 UTC: Posn: 14:24.9N – 042:04.5E: Red Sea.
    Two skiffs chased and fired upon a bulk carrier underway. The vessel sent SSAS alert, raised alarm and crew mustered in citadel. The security team onboard enforced anti piracy measures resulting in the pirates aborting the attack.

  Attack Number: 2011/226

  • Date: Tue May 31 2011
  • Vessel Type: Chemical Tanker
  • Location detail:
  • Attack Type: Attempted
  • Incident Details: 31.05.2011: 0437 UTC: Posn: 13:35N – 042:37E: Red Sea.
    Six pirates in one skiff chased a chemical tanker underway with intend to hijack her.
    Vessel took all anti piracy preventative measures resulting in the pirates aborting the attempt.

  Attack Number: 2011/227

  • Date: Sun May 29 2011
  • Vessel Type: Container
  • Location detail: Yangon river NE anchorage
  • Attack Type: Boarded
  • Incident Details: 29.05.2011: 1930 UTC: Posn: 16:38N – 096:15E, Yangon river NE anchorage, Myanmar.
    Three robbers armed with knives boarded a container ship at anchor. Alert crew noticed the robbers and attempted to approach them. The robbers threatened the crew with knives and escaped with ship’s stores. Later at 2142lt, two more robbers attempted to board the vessel but seeing the alert crew, they aborted the attempt.

  Attack Number: 2011/228

  • Date: Thu Jun 02 2011
  • Vessel Type: General Cargo
  • Location detail: Singapore Straits
  • Attack Type: Boarded
  • Incident Details: 02.06.2011: 0530 LT: Posn: 01:10N – 103:51E, Singapore Straits.
    Five armed robbers boarded a general cargo ship underway. They stole ship’s cash and personal belongs and escaped. No injuries to crew.

  Attack Number: 2011/229

  • Date: Thu Jun 02 2011
  • Vessel Type: Container
  • Location detail: Jakarta anchorage
  • Attack Type: Boarded
  • Incident Details: 02.06.2011: 0335 LT: Jakarta anchorage, Indonesia.
    Eight robbers boarded a container ship at anchor. Master raised alarm and ship’s crew mustered. Seeing the alerted crew the robbers jumped overboard and escaped. Investigation revealed few padlocks were opened and damaged. All crew safe and no stores lost.

  Attack Number: 2011/231

  • Date: Tue May 31 2011
  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Location detail: Red Sea
  • Attack Type: Boarded
  • Incident Details: 31.05.2011: 1300 UTC: Posn: 13:30N – 042:35E: Red Sea.
    Pirates armed with automatic weapons in a skiff fired upon and boarded a bulk carrier underway. All crew retreated into the citadel and requested for assistance. A naval boarding team boarded and searched the vessel and rescued the crew. No pirates found onboard.

  Attack Number: 2011/232

  • Date: Wed May 25 2011
  • Vessel Type: Tug
  • Location detail: Kuching to Port Klang
  • Attack Type: Hijacked
  • Incident Details: 25.05.2011: NS : enroute from Kuching to port Klang, South China Sea.
    The tug towing a barge departed Kuching on 24.5.2011 with eta port Klang 30.05.2011.
    The tug and barge failed to arrive at the discharge port and the owners attempt to contact the tug was futile. On 02.6.2011 the barge was located by a Malaysian warship. The crew members were rescued by a fishing vessel. The tug is still missing.

  Attack Number: 2011/233

  • Date: Sun May 29 2011
  • Vessel Type: Tug
  • Location detail: 20nm west of Pengenal buoy
  • Attack Type: hIJACKED
  • Incident Details: 29.05.2011: 2300 LT: Posn: 20 miles west of Persenal buoy, Muara Jangkut, Pontianak, Indonesia.
    Six pirates armed with guns and knives boarded and hijacked a tug towing a barge carrying palm oil. The pirates sailed the tug towards an unknown destination. The tug sent a SSAS alert which was relayed to the authorities for assistance. On 2.6.2011 a patrol boat intercepted the tug and barge, rescued the crew and detained the six pirates. Crew, vessel and cargo safe.

  Attack Number: 2011/234

  • Date: Mon Jun 06 2011
  • Vessel Type: Bulk Carrier
  • Location detail: Red Sea
  • Attack Type: Attempted
  • Incident Details: 06.06.2011: 1208 UTC: Posn: 14:10N – 042:19E: Red Sea.
    Pirates in two skiffs chased a bulk carrier underway with intend to hijack her. The vessel increased speed, made evasive manoeuvres and deployed the onboard armed team. Crew went into citadel and informed authorities. Later the skiffs stopped and moved away.