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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Latest ICC CCS Piracy Report (to 27 Feb 07)

Latest ICC Commercial Crime Services Piracy Report (to 27 Feb 07) here:
Recently reported incidents
*25.02.2007 0603 UTC in position 11:50N - 051:35E, North East Somalia.
Pirates attacked a general cargo ship underway. Vessel under control of armed pirates is believed to have been hijacked. Negotiations for the vessel’s release are under way.

*18.02.2007 0100 LT in position : 06:16.2S - 108:27.7E at SBM Balongan, Indonesia.
Four robbers armed with knives boarded a tanker discharging at a SBM. They entered the engine room. They were noticed by the duty oiler who Informed the duty officer. The alarm was raised and crew alerted. The robbers escaped empty handed. The crew mustered and a search was carried out but found nothing stolen.

*03.02.2007 0245 LT in position 06:03.0N - 003:25.5E, Lagos Roads, Nigeria.
Five pirates armed with guns boarded a tanker drifting 20 miles off the breakwaters. Pirates threatened the duty AB at forward station by pointing a gun at him.
They entered the bosun store. Other duty crew informed OOW who raised the alarm.
Crew mustered. Port control informed but call ignored. Pirates stole ship's stores and escaped in a motor canoe. No one was injured
The first item refers to the capture by Somali pirates of MV Rozen, a UN chartered food ship. See here and here.

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