Posted on October 31, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Weekly Maritime Piracy Security Report -  26th of October to the 1st of November

Weekly Maritime Piracy Report - November 31st 2019


1st Incident


Category: Robbery/Boarding

Date: 20th of October

Location: Pointe Noire Anchorage, Democratic Republic of Congo

Position:  -4.734687° / 11.771335°


A containership was boarded during the early morning hours of October the 20th, while anchored at Congo's Pointe Noire Anchorage. The incident occurred at approximately 03:20 UTC; an unknown number of robbers had managed to board the vessel but did not get spotted by the crew. The robbery was discovered by the onboard ISPS personnel during a patrol. The padlock of the paint locker had been cut open, and ship equipment had been stolen. 

Vessel & crew are considered safe. 


2nd Incident


Category: Attempted Boarding

Date: 25th of October

Location: Pulau Cula, Indonesia

Position:  1° 2.96' N 103° 38.0' E


The Saudi Arabia-flagged Chemical Tanker NCC Amal encountered pirates during the early morning hours of October the 25th while transiting off the coast of Indonesia. The incident occurred at approximately 05:15 am, some 4.9 nautical miles off the Pulau Cula, in the eastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme of the Singapore Strait. 

Four pirates on a small boat attempted to board the vessel from its starboard quarter. However, the Master noticed the boarders and proceeded to raise the alarm, at which point the boarding attempt was aborted.

The small boat proceeded to speed away The Master then reported the incident to the Singapore Vessel Traffic Information System (VTIS). 

Vessel & crew assumed safe. 



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