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Saturday, December 17, 2005

Latest ONI World Wide Threat to Shipping Report (to 14 Dec 2005)

For the latest ONI WWTS Report, go here and click on the date. Highlights:

1. GULF OF ADEN-SOMALIA: An unidentified general cargo
ship reports being chased 11 Dec at 0810 local time while underway
in position 13:07N – 049:13E by persons in a small speedboat who
attempted to board. Boarding was averted when master increased
speed and undertook evasive maneuvers (IMB).
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2. SOMALIA: An unidentified general cargo ship reports
being chased by an unidentified fishing trawler 12 Dec at 0200 UTC
while underway in position 04:50.5S – 048:00.0E. Cargo ship
undertook evasive maneuvers but trawler drew closer to 1.4 nm
until abandoning the chase when cargo ship increased speed.
Trawler, described as 50 to 60 mtrs long, white hull with single
boom abandoned the chase when ship increased speed (IMB).

1. INDONESIA: An unidentified tanker reports approach 11
Dec at 2000 local time while anchored in position 01:55S – 1
17:14E, Senipah, Indonesia. An unlit boat approached close to the
stern. Crew alerted terminal via VHF, raised alarm and directed
searchlights at the boat, which fled when a patrol boat arrived
(IMB).
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2. INDONESIA: An unidentified tug was boarded 8 Dec at
0430 local time while anchored in position 05:58.4S – 105:58.6E.
at Tanjung Gerem Merak. Eight persons armed with long knives
escaped to a waiting speedboat when crew raised alarm (IMB).
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3. INDONESIA: An unidentified bulk carrier was boarded 8
Dec at 0330 local time while anchored in position 05:54S – 105:59E
at Merak. One person armed with a long knife boarded but fled
empty handed to a waiting boat with accomplices when crew raised
alarm (IMB).
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4. INDONESIA: An unidentified bulk carrier was boarded
7 Dec at 2010 local time while underway in heavy rain in position
03:17S – 116:24E off Tanjung Mangkok, North Sebuku Island. Two
persons armed with long knives stole forward liferaft and were in
the process of stealing stores when confronted by crew. They
jumped overboard to a awaiting speedboat (IMB).
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5. INDONESIA: An unidentified bulk carrier was boarded 6
Dec at 0520 local time in heavy rain while at Bontang anchorage.
A single robber stole ship’s stores and escaped with accomplices
in a waiting boat (IMB).

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