International Maritime Organization (IMO) has published its Monthly Piracy Report for the month of June, where piracy incidents are presented.
he following acts of piracy and armed robbery allegedly committed against ships reported by Member States or international organizations in consultative status.
There were 20 piracy incidents in total as reported by the IMO, concerning mostly Bulk Carriers. The vessels attacked were:
- Orange Harmony in approximately 4.8 nm from Pulau Nongsa, Indonesia. Nobody sighted the perpetrators on board the ship. A search was conducted and some ship engine spares were found missing. The theft was noticed five hours after the ship departed Singapore. The crew was not harmed, and the ship continued her voyage to Qingdao, China.
- Hoanh Son Galaxy in approximately 5.8 nm off Pulau Tondang, Indonesia. All crew members were safe and accounted for. Nothing was reported
- CL Century in approximately 5.9 nm from Pulau Iyu Kecil, Indonesia. The crew was mustered, accounted for and with no report of injuries. Nothing was reported stolen.No further assistance is required by the ship.
- Ariana in approximately 3.6 nm from Pulau Iyu Kecil, Indonesia. The crew was safe and accounted for. The crew was not injured. Nothing was reported
stolen. No further assistance required by the ship.
- Pantagruel, off Pulau Cula, Indonesia, in the eastbound lane of the TSS in the SS, Indonesia. The master of the ship reported the incident to Singapore VTIS West. The master sounded the alarm and mustered the crew.
- Vincent Trader in approximately 7.9 nm northwest from Tanjung Tondang, Pulau Bintan, Indonesia. A crew was assaulted with minor head injury. Engine spares were stolen.
- Bonny Island in Approximately 8.9nm northwest of Tanjung Tondang, Pulau Bintan, (Indonesia). The master alerted crew, raised ship alarm, mustered the
crew and reported the incident to Singapore VTIS.
- Daryabar off Pulau Nipa, Indonesia. Safety navigational broadcast was initiated. RSN MSTF and Singapore PCG were notified of the incident. Information of the incident was shared with the Indonesian authorities.
- Caipirinha, Callao Anchorage, Peru. Unnoticed, robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier, stole ships stores and escaped. Theft noticed by duty crew on
routine rounds. Incident reported to the local agent.
- Nyon, WEST AFRICA, Conakry Anchorage, Guinea. Four robbers armed with guns boarded an anchored bulk carrier. Duty crew noticed the robbers and notified the duty officer who raised the alarm. SSAS activated and all crew instructed to remain in their cabins.
- Merkur Horizon in approximately 7.8 nm, Philippines. The crew was not injured. One welding machine and two fire nozzles were reported missing.
- Maersk Roubaix, Takoradi Anchorage, Ghana. Duty crew onboard an anchored ship spotted three unauthorised persons on the main deck area. Alarm raised, crew mustered, and port control notified.
- Callao Express, around 21nm WSW of Posorja, Ecuador. Alarm raised, crew mustered, deck lights switched on and evasive manoeuvres.
- Seavigour in approximately 2.63 nm northwest of Pulau Cula, Indonesia. All crew members were not injured. Nothing was stolen.
- Bochem London, Peru. An unauthorised person boarded an anchored tanker from the bow area and unlashed the anchor hawse pipe cover giving access to his accomplices.
- Lila Ace, Indonesia. Duty oiler onboard an anchored tanker noticed three robbers armed with steel bars near the engine room.
- Hai Duong 55, supply ship, off Indonesia. There was no confrontation between with crew and perpetrators. All crew members were safe. Ship properties and stores from a container and a coil of mooring rope were reported missing.
- Oya 1, off Cameroon. Armed persons boarded the ship and kidnapped five crew.
- Hai Lu Feng 13, fishing vessel. Armed persons fired upon an anchored fishing vessel.
- Hai Lu Feng 14 off Cameroon. Persons fired upon the vessel.