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Ten pirates board a Hong Kong-registered crude oil tanker

Five incidents which are petty theft cases have already been reported in Indian waters Ten pirates boarded a Hong Kong-registered crude oil tanker anchored in Indian waters last Saturday and fled after the ship master raised the alarm.The oil tanker Everbright was anchored approximately 11 nautical miles west of Kochi when the incident happened, according to an incident alert issued by ReCAAP.The alert stated that the pirates stole some coils of rope from the tanker and escaped in their small boats after the master raised the alarm. The crew was not injured."The India Coast Guard had dispatched a patrol vessel to the ship to investigate. The ReCAAP ISC was informed that the ship was not held back for investigation by the authorities," the alert stated.This is the fifth incident reported in the vicinity of Kochi anchorage, India, since January 2011, according to ReCAAP."All five incidents were petty theft cases which occurred under the cover of darkness. The favourable weather condition along the west coast of India enables robbers to come alongside a merchant vessel while at anchor, board the vessel from their boats, steal items such as ropes; and escape immediately on being detected without harming the crew."Source: Seatrade Asia

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ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre issues its Monthly Report for August 2011

Total of 11 incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre issued its Report for August 2011.A total of 11 incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported during August 2011, compared favorably to 23 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships reported in August 2010.You can view the Report by clicking here.Source: ReCAAP

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ReCAAP I issues incident alert re vessels robbed at Singapore Strait

The robbers escaped and took with them a lifebuoy The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre issued an Incident Alert stating that, at about 0200 hours on 9 September robbers boarded a chemical tanker anchored off Pulau Karimun Besar, Indonesia.When spotted by a crewmember, the robbers escaped and took with them a lifebuoy. At about 0300 hours on 11 September, robbers boarded a tug boat underway off Pulau Karimun Besar. They took the crew's personal belongings, removed the GPS, and disconnected the vessel's communication system before escaping.To view the Incident Alert, click here.Source: ReCAAP

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ReCAAP issues alert regarding tanker boarded and robbed in the Singapore Strait

The crew was not injured The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre issued an Incident Alert stating that robbers boarded a petroleum product tanker underway at night in the Singapore Strait approximately seven nm northeast of Horsburgh Lighthouse.They departed the tanker after stealing some shipboard equipment and crew's personal belongings. The crew was not injured.You can view the Incident Alert by clicking here.Source: ReCAAP

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ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre issues its Monthly Report for July 2011

Nine incidents of piracy or armed robbery of ships were reported The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre issued its Monthly Report for July 2011.Nine incidents of piracy or armed robbery of ships (eight actual and one attempted) were reported during the month.This compares with eleven incidents reported during July 2010.You can view the Report by clicking here.Source: ReCAAP

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ReCAAP issues report regarding the 14 April 2011 Conference on Piracy & Sea Robbery

Co-sponsored by ReCAAP and the NATO Shipping Centre, Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre posted the Report of the 14 April 2011 Conference on Piracy & Sea Robbery, co-sponsored by ReCAAP, the NATO Shipping Centre, and various private stakeholders.Topics addressed in the conference included:(a) trends and assessments of piracy and sea robbery in Asia;(b) regional, industry, ship owners' and seafarers' perspectives on piracy and sea robbery; and(c) operational experiences of participating naval forces in combating piracy and sea robbery off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden.To view the Report, click here.Source: ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre

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ReCAAP issues Half Yearly Report regarding piracy activity from January to June

There were 82 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia. Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre issued its Half Yearly Report, covering the period 1 January - 30 June 2011.During the period, there were 82 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia. This represents an increase in the number reported during the same period in the three previous years.For more details, click here.Source: ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre

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ReCAAP issues Incident Alert regarding attempted armed robbery of ships

Robbers tried to board a bulk carrier underway in the Strait of Singapore and in Horsburgh Light Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre issued an Incident Alert stating that it recently received two reports of attempted armed robbery of ships.On July 1, robbers tried to board a bulk carrier underway in the Strait of Singapore, but were deterred by evasive action.On July 2, robbers tried to board a tug underway northeast of Horsburgh Light, but fled when the alarm was sounded.You can view the Incident Alert by clicking here.Source: ReCAAP

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ReCAAP issued Incident Alert for robbery on tanker

Six robbers boarded the tanker near Horsburgh Lighthouse ReCAAP issued Incident Alert for robbery on Dong Jiang Tanker.On 30 May 11 at or about 0129 hrs, a Singapore-registered tanker Dong Jiang was underway at approximately 30 nm east of Horsburgh Lighthouse (01 19.30' N, 104 54.50' E) when six robbers boarded the vessel.The robbers stole cash and other valuables before they escaped. The vessel was enroute from Tanjung Pelapas, Malaysia to Balongan, Indonesia at the time of the incident. The crew was not injured.For furter information, click hereSource: ReCAAP

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