03.07.2018: 0029 UTC: Posn: 06:16N  003:11E, Lagos Secure Anchorage, Nigeria.

Duty AB on routine rounds onboard an anchored product tanker noticed a boat tied up to the anchor chain and alerted the bridge. The AB sighted a robber approaching him and retreated into the accommodation and secured the doors. Master raised the alarm, SSAS activated, distress message sent, patrol boats informed via VHF, crew mustered and ship's whistle sounded. Upon hearing the alarm, the robber escaped. Two patrol boats responded to the calls and searched the area.

03.07.2018: 2200 UTC: Posn: 22:19.45N  091:43.67E, Chittagong Anchorage, Bangladesh.

Eight robbers armed with knives boarded an anchored bulk carrier using ropes attached to hooks. The robbers took hostage and tied up the deck watchman, stole the aft mooring ropes and escaped. Incident reported to local agent.

 01.07.2018: 0500 UTC: Posn: 06:59.0N  058:02.0W, Georgetown Outer Anchorage, Guyana.

Unnoticed, an anchored reefer carrier was boarded by robbers. Upon checking, some forward ship's store items were found missing. Vessel and crew are safe. Incident reported to local agent.          

03.07.2018: 2200 UTC: Posn: 22:19.45N  091:43.67E, Chittagong Anchorage, Bangladesh.

Eight robbers armed with knives boarded an anchored bulk carrier using ropes attached to hooks. The robbers took hostage and tied up the deck watchman, stole the aft mooring ropes and escaped. Incident reported to local agent. 

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