10.01.2007 2300 LT in position 05:52S - 013:03.3E, Boma Anchorage, Congo River, Democratic Republic of Congo. A large group of robbers in several boats armed with long knives and wooden sticks boarded a roro ship. Robbers tried to attack the duty crew on deck. Crew retreated to the bridge and raised alarm. Robbers broke two containers, stole cargo and escaped. Duty Officer tried to call port control but no response.Not so much activity off Somalia or in the Malacca Strait recently.
08.01.2007 2335 LT at Lagos Roads, Nigeria. Robbers armed with guns and knives boarded a product tanker during STS cargo operations. They attacked duty crew, tied him up and asked for key and security lock code for the cargo control room. Duty Officer noticed the robbers and raised alarm. Robbers stole personal belongings from the duty crew, ship's stores and escaped. Duty crew sustained injuries on his left hand. Port control informed.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Latest ICC Commercial Crime Services Piracy Report (to 16 Jan 07) here, though, as you will see, it really just robbers boarding ships in port in the Congo and Nigeria: