Monthly Archives: January 2015

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Piracy Alert 30/01/2015

Date: 30/01/2015Time: 10: 08 UTC Lat: 07°.55.38 North Long: 077°.07.11East Aggressor: PIRATES Description of event:

ADVISORY A master of a merchant vessel has reported to the UKMTO at 10:08 UTC 30th January 2015, in position 07° 55.038 N 077° 07.118 E Speed 13.5 knots that he was approached by 1 blue hulled skiff, 6 meters long with a white band. Report states that 7 personnel were sighted wearing yellow raincoats and weapons where identified. The skiff approached the merchant vessel to a distance of 1.5 NM off her port quarter. The vessel took evasive measures and started fire pumps, the on board armed security team displayed weapons and fired warning shots into the air. The Skiff then ceased the approach. No ladders or outboard engines where sighted on the skiff.

Vessel reported as safe.

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Piracy alert 28/01/2015

Location: Arabian Sea

A master has reported to the UKMTO that he sighted 4 skiffs on the ships head at a range of 8NM, at 5NM the skiffs split up into groups 2 skiffs approached the vessel’s port side and 2 skiffs approached the vessel’s starboard side. 1 skiff started to close on the port side and 4 persons were identified on-board, the master mustered the embarked armed security team to the port side and as the skiff closed to within 1NM they displayed their weapons resulting in all of the skiffs turning away. No weapons or ladders were seen and the reporting vessel and crew are safe.

Source: Master of Vessel

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Hijacked tanker found

The 1,100-dwt Sun Birdie (built 1993) was reported missing on Thursday morning after the owner lost contact on Wednesday night.

The ReCAAP reporting centre said its last known position was one nautical mile south of Tanjung Ayam.

The vessel was laden with 700 tonnes of fuel oil and carries 11 crew: eight Myanmarese and three Indonesians.

Late on Thursday night the ship was sighted and recovered by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) 17.6 nautical miles northeast of Tanjung Penawar.

The vessel’s crew was detained along with seven pirates found on board.

Two attackers jumped overboard and fled.

They were picked up by a passing ship five miles away.

ReCAAP commended MMEA for “displaying utmost agility and efficiency in recovering the tanker and arresting the perpetrators on board.”

The tanker is operated by Teguh Samudera of Malaysia.



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