Piracy Update: 424 (Bangladesh)


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    Incident Type: Boarding
    Area: Chittagong Outer Anchorage ‘B’, Bangladesh.
    Position: 22°12’N – 091°43’E Date of Incident: 17.05.15
    Time of Incident (LT): 0240
    Information Source: IMB


    Three robbers armed with long knives boarded an anchored General Cargo ship using a hook attached to a rope. The Duty crew noticed the robbers and raised the alarm by sounded the ship’s whistle and directing the search lights towards the forecastle. The crew were mustered. Seeing the crew respond, the robbers escaped empty handed in their boat. The Port Control and the Coast Guard were informed. A coast guard boat came for assistance and investigation.

    Allmode Comment:

    All vessels anchoring near to Chittagong need to have all security precautions in place to avoid being victim to the gangs of robbers that are circulating in this area. Night-time robberies are once again becoming common, despite the increased patrols at this anchorage. Keeping your vessel illuminated, particularly in the areas where perpetrators could board, would help to deter potential robberies.

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