Monthly Piracy Report May 2012

All information presented below are retrieved from ICC Commercial Crime Services (CCS) and are being updated on a monthly basis. For up to date live and accurate information please refer to ICC Commercial Crime Services (CCS) website.

  • Total Attacks Worldwide: 145
  • Total Hijackings Worldwide: 17
  • Total Incidents in Somalia: 59
  • Total Hijackings in Somalia: 12
  • Total Hostages in Somalia: 188
  • Vessels held by Somali Pirates: 13
  • Hostages held by Somali Pirates: 200

South East Asia & Indian Sub Continent

Africa & Red Sea

PIRACY & ARMED ROBBERY REPORTS during last week of May
  • 30.05.2012: 0320 LT: Port of Alger, Algeria. – Duty crew at aft mooring deck onboard a berthed bulk carrier noticed two robbers trying to open the port life raft.
  • 27.05.2012: 2355 LT: Posn: 02:17.0S – 079:54.1W, Contecon Guayaquil Terminal, Ecuador. – Four robbers armed with knives boarded a berthed container ship during formality inspection by the immigration and customs department.
  • 25.05.2012: 0355 LT: El Dekheila Outer Anchorage, Egypt. – A fishing boat was seen drop anchor to the stern of a bulk carrier at anchor. Later the C/O noticed two robbers armed with knives near the forecastle lowering ship stores.
  • 24.05.2012: 0020 UTC: Posn: 04:02.9S – 039:38.7E, Berth No. 8, Mombasa Port, Kenya. – A robber armed with knife boarded a chemical tanker at berth during cargo operations.
  • 23.05.2012: 0900 UTC: Posn: 25:29.6N – 057:16.8E Around 28nm WSW of Bandar-e-Jask, Iran, (Off Somalia). – D/O onboard a general cargo ship underway noticed a group of 10 skiffs at a distance of 2nm from the ship on the stbd side.
  • 23.05.2012: 1300 UTC: Posn: 12:45N – 043:18E, Bab El Mandeb Straits, Red Sea. – Pirates in three skiffs approached a bulk carrier underway.
  • 18.05.2012: 2000 LT: Posn: 25:20.9N – 057:34.6E (Around 25nm South of Ra’s-e Jask, Iran), Off Somalia. – Three skiffs chased a crude tanker underway and approached close to the stern.
  • 17.05.2012: 1530 LT: Off Talicud Island, Philippines. – A tug towing a laden barge departed from Sasa port, Davao City at 1400 LT at slow speed heading to Thailand as port of destination. After 90 minutes of departure, the duty crew noticed 10 small boats surrounding the barge and around 30 pirates boarded the barge, stole and transferred the cargo to their waiting boats and escaped. Incident report to Philippines police.
  • 12.05.2012: 2100 LT: Posn: 01:14.58N – 104:08.43E, Around 4nm NNE of Pulau Batam, Indonesia. – A barge under tow enroute from Singapore to Kelanis, Banjarmasin, Indonesia was boarded by robbers using a wooden tug.

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