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Acts of piracy

26 July, 2022

·         01.06.2022: 15.10 UTC; Posn: 14:37N – 042:11E; approx. 70nm SW of Hodeida, Yemen, Red Sea.
A merchant vessel reported being approached by two skiffs with 6 people on board each one. Ladder was spotted. CPA 0,3 and 1 nm respectively. Vessel conducted evasive maneouvers, increased speed and skiffs opened distance. Vessel and crew are safe.
·      20.06.2022: 01.30 UTC: Posn: 01:16.70N – 104:15.39E, 7,3nm NW of Tanjung Pergam, Bintan Island, Indonesia, Malacca Strait.
Duty crew onboard the bulk carrier DREAM STAR (flag of Panama) underway noticed two unauthorized persons in the steering gear room. Alarm raised, crew mustered and VTS informed. The persons escaped upon seeing the crew alertness. A naval patrol boat came to assist. Nothing reported stolen.
·      23.06.2022: 04.01 UTC: Posn: 01:16.89N – 104:19.12E; 5,7nm NW of Tanjung Pergam, Bintan Island, Indonesia, Malacca Strait.
An unauthorised person carrying a weapon-like object was sighted in the engine room of the bulk carrier TOMINI UNITY (flag of Marshall Islands) underway. The alarm was raised and crew mustered. The master reported the incident to Singapore VTIS. The master diverted the ship back to Singapore and requested for security search on board by Singapore Police Coast Guard. At about 10.20 hrs, Singapore Police Coast Guard updated that there was no sighting of the perpetrator on board. Nothing was stolen and all crew members were safe with no report of injuries. The ship departed Singapore and bound for Zhousan, China.
·                 23.06.2022: 07.45 UTC: Posn: 12:01.1S – 077:13.3W; Callao anchorage, Peru, South America. 
Around three robbers armed with long knives boarded the anchored tanker EVERBRIGHT (flag of Marshall Islands). Alarm raised. Upon hearing the alarm, the robbers escaped with ship's stores. Incident reported to TRAMAR and port authorities.
·      27.06.2022: 21.30 UTC: Posn: 22:08.3N – 091:43.3E; Chittagong anchorage, Bangladesh, Bay of Bengal. 
Three unauthorised persons boarded the anchored container ship KOTA RANCAK (flag of Singapore) during heavy rain. Duty AB on routine rounds noticed the persons near the forward store and immediately notified the OOW. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Hearing the alarm and seeing the crew alertness, the persons escaped. A search was carried out. Ship’s properties were reported stolen. Incident reported to port control via VHF channel.
·     28.06.2022: 19.30 UTC: Posn: 03:47.28N – 098:41.84E; Belawan Port, Indonesia, Malacca Strait.
During loading operations, duty crew onboard the berthed product tanker MAERSK BERING (flag of Singapore) spotted two robbers escaped from the vessel and immediately reported it to the OOW. It was noticed that some ship’s properties were found missing. The incident was reported to local agent.

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