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PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS ANNUAL REPORT 1 January – 31 December 2005 WARNING The information contained in this document is for the internal use of the recipient only. Unauthorised distribution of this document, and/or publication (including publication on a Web site) by any means whatsoever is an infringement of the Bureau’s copyright. ICC International Maritime Bureau Maritime House 1 Linton Road Barking, Essex IG11 8HG United Kingdom Tel :+44 20 8591 3000 Fax :+44 20 8594 2833 Email [email protected] Web : www.icc-ccs.org

31 January 2006

INTRODUCTION The ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is a specialised division of the International Chamber Of Commerce (ICC). The IMB is a non-profit making organisation, established in 1981 to act as a focal point in the fight against all types of maritime crime and malpractice. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) in its resolution A 504 (XII) (5) and (9) adopted on 20 November 1981, has inter alia, urged governments, all interests and organizations to co-operate and exchange information with each other and the IMB with a view to maintaining and developing a coordinated action in combating maritime fraud. This report is an analysis of world-wide reported incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships from 1 January to 31 December 2005. Outrage in the shipping industry at the alarming growth in piracy prompted the creation of the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) in October 1992 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The key services of the PRC are: Issuing daily status reports on piracy and armed robbery to ships via broadcasts on the Inmarsat-C SafetyNET service Reporting piracy and armed robbery at sea incidents to law enforcement and the IMO Helping local law enforcement apprehend pirates and assist in bringing them to justice Assisting shipowners whose vessels have been attacked or hijacked Assisting crewmembers whose vessels have been attacked Providing weekly updates on pirate activity via the Internet Publishing comprehensive quarterly and annual reports detailing piracy statistics The services of the PRC are provided free of charge to all ships irrespective of their ownership or flag. The IMB also locates ships seized by pirates and recovers stolen cargos on a chargeable basis. The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre is located at: ICC International Maritime Bureau (Asia Regional Office) PO Box 12559, 50782 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel ++ 60 3 2078 5763 Fax ++ 60 3 2078 5769 Telex MA34199 IMBPCI E-mail: [email protected] 24 Hours Anti Piracy HELPLINE Tel : ++ 60 3 2031 0014 Weekly piracy report on the Internet: The IMB now posts the weekly updates of attacks on the Internet at www.icc-ccs.org The report is compiled from the Piracy Reporting Centre’s daily status bulletins. By posting the information on the Internet, ship owners and authorities ashore as well as ships at sea can access the weekly updates. Sometimes, incidents occurring in the previous quarter(s) are reported to the Centre after a time lag. This late reporting of incidents results in changes to the figures in the tables. The Centre has, as at 31 December 2005, received reports of 276 incidents but may receive details of more in the coming months relating to the year 2005. Because of the recent debate concerning Malacca Straits, narrations of incidents in this area are shown as separate categories. Similarly because of the increasing serious incidents off Somalia, incidents in this area are also shown as separate categories.

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COMMENTS OF DEFINITIONS AND FIGURES For statistical purposes, the IMB defines Piracy and Armed Robbery as; “An act of boarding or attempting to board any ship with the apparent intent to commit theft or any other crime and with the apparent intent or capability to use force in the furtherance of that act”. This definition thus covers actual or attempted attacks whether the ship is berthed, at anchor or at sea. Petty thefts are excluded unless the thieves are armed. The above definition has been adopted by the IMB as the majority of attacks against ships take place within the jurisdictions of States and piracy as defined under United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea (1982) does not address this aspect. The IMB is pleased to record that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) at its 74th meeting of MSC addressed this matter in the draft Code of practice for the Investigation of Crimes of Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships (MSC/Circ.984) article (2.2) (The Code of Practice). The Code of Practice defines “Piracy “and “Armed Robbery against Ships” as follows; Piracy means unlawful acts as defined in article 101 of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS): ARTICLE 101 Definition of Piracy consists of any of the following acts: a) any illegal acts of violence or detention, or any act of depredation, committed for private ends by the crew or the passengers of a private ship or a private aircraft, and directed(i) on the high seas, against another ship or aircraft, or against persons or property on board such ship or aircraft; (ii) against a ship, aircraft, persons or property in a place outside the jurisdiction of any State; (b) any act of voluntary participation in the operation of a ship or of an aircraft with knowledge of facts making it a pirate ship or aircraft; (c) any act of inciting or of intentionally facilitating an act described in subparagraph (a) or (b). “Armed Robbery against Ships means any unlawful act of violence or detention or any act of depredation, or threat thereof, other than an act of “piracy”, directed against a ship or against persons or property on board such ship, within a State’s jurisdiction over such offences” The above definitions now cover actual or attempted attacks whether the ship is berthed, at anchor or at sea.

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FUNDING The Piracy Reporting Centre is currently financed by voluntary contributions from the following; Associazione Nazionale Fra Le Impresse Assicuratrici (ANIA), Italy Britannia Steam Ship Insurance Association Limited Den Norske Krigsforsikring for Skib, Norway Dobson Fleet Management Ltd, Cyprus Fafalios Shipping S.A, Greece Fenwick Shippping Services, Hong Kong GARD P&I, Norway Government of Cyprus Holbud Limited, London International Transport Workers Federation Japan P&I Club, Japan Oman Insurance Company, UAE SCIO Shipping Inc, New York, U.S.A. Seaarland Shipping Management GmbH, Austria SKULD Standard Steamship Owners' Protection and Indemnity Association (Bermuda) Limited Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association (Bermuda) Limited The North of England P&I Association Ltd Tsakos Shipping & Trading S.A. Greece Union of Greek Shipowners, Greece United Arab Shipping Co SAG, Kuwait Wallenius Marine AB, Stockholm, Sweden

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Table 1: Locations of ACTUAL and ATTEMPTED attacks, Jan. to December 1994-2005 Locations

1994

1995

1996

1997

Cambodia Indonesia Malacca Straits Malaysia Myanmar(Burma) Philippines Singapore Straits Thailand FAR China/ HKong/Macau EAST East China Sea Hong Kong/Luzon/Hainan (HLH) Area Papua New Guinea Solomon islands South China Sea Taiwan Vietnam INDIAN Bangladesh India SUB CONTINENT Sri Lanka AMERICAS Brazil Caribbean Colombia Costa Rica Cuba Dominican Republic Ecuador Guatemala Guyana Haiti Honduras Jamaica Martinique Mexico Nicaragua Panama Peru Salvador Trinidad & Tobago Uruguay USA Venezuela AFRICA Algeria Angola Benin Cameroon Congo Egypt Eritrea Equatorial Guinea Gabon Gambia Ghana Guinea Guinea Bissau Ivory Coast Kenya Liberia Mauritania Madagascar Morocco Mozambique Nigeria Oman Red Sea / Gulf of Aden Senegal Sierra Leone Somalia South Africa Tanzania Togo Yemen Zaire REST OF WORLD Albania Arabian Sea Arabian Gulf Australia Bulgaria Denmark France Georgia Greece Indian Ocean Iran Iraq Italy Malta Netherlands Pacific Ocean Portugal Russia Turkey UAE United Kingdom Location Not Available

1 22 3 4

1 33 2 5

1 47

5 3

24 2 4 31

1 57 3 5 1 39 2 16 9 1 4 1

Total for the year

90

S E ASIA

6 6 12 6 2 2 1 7 1

7 3 2 4 2 8 6 17

2 4 11 9 16

1

3 1 3

3

4 2 16 5 17 5 1 1 1 1 6

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

60 1 10

115 2 18 1 6 14 5

119 75 21 5 9 5 8 2 1 -

91 17 19 3 8 7 8

103 16 14

121 28 5

79 12 3

10 5 5

12 2 2 1

94 38 9 1 4 8 4 3

2

1

1

1 2 8

6

4 17 15

10 21 15

15 1 2 2 3 5

4 9 15 13 15

3 10

2

1 3

9 12 1 10

2 25 14 6 8

6 55 35 3 8

4 2 8 25 27 1 3

4

4

1

1

7 1

4 10

2 2

4 13 1 1 1 1

5 8

7 12

2 1

1

3

2 9

2

12 1

2

2

1 1 1 1

1 12 32 18 2 6

2 1 15 58 27 2 7 4 10 4 6 2 6 1 1 5 1

7 1 4

7

2

5

2

2 1

1

2 6 1 7

1 2

5

6 1

8

1

1 2 1

2

1 4

1 1

6

1 3

1

1

1

3

1 1 1

3

5

3

2

1

2 1 1

2

3

1 2

2 6 1 5

1 1

1

1 3

2 6

2 7 2

1

1 8

1 13

1 7

2

7 1 2

5

3 1 2

4

2

3

7 1 5 2 2 5 2

1 1

1 1 1

1

1 1 1

1 1

1

2 2

2 3

4 2

4

4

1 7

2 6 5 5

5 3 1 9

3 4

5 5

3 1

2 1 1

4 1 2 2 1

3

1 1 1 1

4

9

3

12 1

14

6 3 5

2

1

2 3 4

9

14

1

2

3

4

3

3

1

5

1 2 9 13 9 1 2 1 1

1 1 19 11 1 3 8 1 7 1

3 1 14 1 11 3 1 6 3 1 5

1 39 18 8 3 1 5 1

1 1 1

28

16

8 5 3 2

10 35

2

7

2

2

1

10

2 5

1 2 1 1 1

1

1

1 1 1

8 1

1

2

2

3

1

2

1

3

1 1 1

1 1 2

2

1 2 1

1 1 1 1 1

1

1 1 2 1

2 2

1

188

1

228

248

202

5

1

300

469

335

370

445

329

276

Chart A:

The following nine locations shared more than two third of the total reported incidents, i.e. 208 from a total of 276 reported attacks in 2005

ICC International Maritime Bureau

Gulf of Aden/Red Sea 10

Nigeria 16

Somalia 35

Indonesia 79

Iraq 10

Malacca Straits 12 India 15

Chart B:

Vietnam 10

Bangladesh 21

Monthly comparison of incidents during January to December 2005

35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

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Table 2: ACTUAL and ATTEMPTED attacks by locations, January to December 2005 LOCATIONS

ACTUAL ATTACKS Boarded

SOUTH EAST ASIA

FAR EAST

INDIAN SUB CONTINENT AMERICAS

AFRICA

REST OF WORLD

Indonesia Malaysia Malacca Straits Singapore Straits Thailand China South China Sea Vietnam Bangladesh India Brazil Colombia Dominican Republic Guyana Haiti Jamaica Peru Salvador Venezuela Cameroon Ghana Guinea Gulf of Aden / Red Sea Ivory Coast Madagascar Mauritania Morocco Nigeria Somalia Tanzania Arabian Sea Iraq Indian Ocean Sub total Total for the year

62 2 5 3 1 4

ATTEMPTED ATTACKS

Hijacked

Fired upon 5 1 2

2 1

Attempted boarding 10 4 4

6 10 17 13 2 2 1 1 2 6 6 1 2 2 2 1

4 2

2

1 2

3 1 1 1 15 1 5

15

1 13

8

6 2 2

10 182

7

23 276

19

1 52

Table 3: Ports and anchorages with three or more reported incidents for 2002 – 2005 Location Abidjan Adang Bay Balikpapan Barranquil Basrah oil terminal Belawan Belem Bontang Buenaventura Callao Chennai Chittagong Cochin Conakry Dakar Dar Es Salaam Douala Dumai Freetown Georgetown Guanta Haiphong Haldia Ho Chi Minh City Hoogly Jakarta-Tg. Priok Kakinada Kandla Kingston Kismayo Kosichang Lagos Lawi Lawi Luanda Manila Owendo Panjang Port Au Prince Puerto Cabello Pulau Laut Rio Grande Rio Haina Samarinda Sandakan Santan Tarahan Tema Umm Qasr Warri Sub Total

Country Ivory Coast Indonesia Indonesia Colombia Iraq Indonesia Brazil Indonesia Colombia Peru India Bangladesh India Guinea Senegal Tanzania Cameroon Indonesia Sierra Leone Guyana Venezuela Vietnam India Vietnam India Indonesia India India Jamaica Somalia Thailand Nigeria Indonesia Angola Philippines Gabon Indonesia Haiti Venezuela Indonesia Brazil Dominican Republic Indonesia Makaysia Indonesia Indonesia Ghana Iraq Nigeria

2002

2003

2004

5 21 3

2005 4

3 7

13

3 3 10

4

7 4

3 4 3 5 7 25

3

4 5 6 10 40 7 8 4 3

9 3

9 4 11 3

4 12

3 5 9

5 4 19

5 5 3 9 3

6 3 4 3 7

7 1

1 4

5

18

15

3

3 3

4 6 3

19

11

21 3 3 6

4 3 5 4 3 7 11

3 4

3

5 5 4

3 3 4

5 3

166

8

3 180

3 130

117

Table 4: Status of ships during ACTUAL attacks, January to December 2005

S E ASIA

FAR EAST INDIAN SUB CONT AMERICAS

AFRICA

REST OF WORLD

LOCATIONS

BERTHED

ANCHORED

Indonesia Malaysia Malacca Straits Singapore Straits Thailand China / Hong Kong Vietnam Bangladesh India Brazil Colombia Dominican Republic Guyana Haiti Jamaica Peru Salvador Venezuela Cameroon Ghana Guinea Ivory Coast Madagascar Mauritania Morocco Nigeria Somalia Tanzania Iraq

10

46 2

STEAMING

1 1 1 1 3

NOT STATED 11 1 7 2 1

3 9 11 8 1 2

5 2 1

1 1 2 5 6 1 2

1

2 2 1 3 1 1 1

Sub total

22

Total for the year

14 4 4 9

1 12 1 1

137

45

205

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Table 5: Status of ships during ATTEMPTED attacks, January to December 2005 LOCATIONS

BERTHED

S E ASIA

Indonesia

ANCHORED 1

Malacca straits Singapore Straits South China Sea India Bangladesh Jamaica Ghana Nigeria Red Sea / Gulf of Aden Somalia Tanzania Arabian Sea Indian Ocean

FAR EAST INDIAN SUB CONTINENT AMERICAS / CARIBBEAN AFRICA

REST OF WORLD

STEAMING

4

7 5 4 6

2 2 2 1 1

Sub total

1

Total for the year

71

2

1

10 19 1 2 1

13

57

Table 6: Types of arms used during attacks, January to December 1994-2005 Types Pirates with Guns Pirates with knives Other weapons Not stated Total for the year

1994

1995

1996

1997

17

39

32

71

1998 48

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

54

51

73

68

100

89

13

9

23

31

40

85

132

105

136

143

95

6

34

54

24

18

24

40

39

49

34

15

54

106

119

12

96

137

246

118

117

168

130

90

188

228

247

202

300

469

335

370

445

329

9

2005 80 80 13 103 276

Table 7: Comparison of the type of attacks, January to December 1994- 2005 Type Attempted Fired Upon Ship boarded Hijack Detained Missing Not Stated Total for the year

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

22

27 9 129 12 11

36 6 180 5

18 24 174 17 8

25 11 145 17 4

46 12 227 10 1 4

143 8 307 8 2 1

1

7

83 14 219 16 1 2 -

71 13 257 25 -4 -

93 20 311 19 2 -

77 13 228 11 -

188

228

248

202

300

469

335

370

445

329

52 19 182 23 276

54 5 6 3

90

Table 8: Types of violence to crew and passengers, January to December 1994 - 2005 Types of Violence Taken hostage Kidnap / Ransom Threatened Assaulted Injured Killed Missing Total for the year

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

11

320

193

419

244

402

202

210

191

359

8

59 2 3 26

56 9 9 26

119 23 31 51

68 58 37 78

21 22 24 3 1

72 9 99 72 26

45 16 39 21 -

55 9 38 10 24

65 40 88 21 71

148 86 34 12 59 32 30

440 13 14 6 24 12

410

293

643

485

473

480

331

327

644

401

509

10

29

Table 9: Type of violence to crew by location, January to December 2005. LOCATIONS

S E ASIA Indonesia Malacca Straits Malaysia Singapore Straits Thailand FAR EAST Vietnam INDIAN Bangladesh SUB-CONT India AMERICAS Brazil Guyana Jamaica Peru Venezuela AFRICA Cameroon Guinea Ivory Coast Nigeria Somalia Tanzania ROW Iraq Sub total

TAKEN HOSTAGE

76 18 19 6

CREW THREATE NED

CREW ASSAULTED

5

1

CREW INJURED

CREW KILLED

7 4

CREW MISSING

KIDNAP

12 10 3

1 1 1

2

1 1 1 1

1 1

2 1 1 48 241 27 440

2

2

4 1

1 1 14

1 6

5 24

Total for the year

509

10

-

12

13

Table 10: Types of arms used by geographical locations, January to December 2005 LOCATIONS Indonesia Malacca straits Malaysia Singapore Straits Thailand FAR EAST China South China Sea Vietnam INDIAN Bangladesh SUB CONTINENT India AMERICAS Brazil Colombia Dominican Republic Guyana Haiti Jamaica Peru El Salvador Venezuela AFRICA Cameroon Ghana Guinea Gulf of Aden / Red Sea Ivory Coast Madagascar Mauritania Morocco Nigeria Somalia Tanzania REST OF WORLD Arabian Sea Iraq Indian Ocean Sub total Total for the year

Pirates Unarmed

Armed with Guns 11 9 2 1 1

S E ASIA

Armed with Knives 34

2

Other Weapons

Not Stated

2

27 3 1 4

3 10 1

4 6 7 8 12

1

7

1 2 1

2 1 1 2 4 3

1 1 1

1

2 1 1

2 2

1 2 1

5

5 3 1 1 1 8

5 29

3 6 3 2

4 10 -

80

80 276

11

13

1 103

Table 11: Types of ships attacked, January to December 1994-2005 Type Barge/Barge carrier Bulk carrier Cable Layer Ship Catamaran Cement Carrier Coast guard ship Combination carrier Container Diving Supply Vessel Dredger Ferry Fishing /Trawlers General cargo Heavy lift Landing Craft Lighterage Ship Livestock carrier Log carrier/woodchip Multipurpose OBO Offshore Processing ship Passenger Refrigerated Research Ship RORO Special Purpose Ship Supply Ship Survey Ship Tanker Chem / Product Tanker Crude Oil Tanker LNG Tanker LPG Tug Vehicle carrier Warship Yacht/Speed Boat Not stated

Total for the year

1994

1995

18

34

1996 1 39

1997 4 38

1998 1 44

1999 3 78

2000 2 113

2001 2 73

2002 3 91

2003 2 114 1 1

2004 1 73

56

48 1

30

18 38

7 46

1 1

2005 2 81 1 1

2 21

1 24

19

23 35

1 27

3 29 34 1

33 1 6 7 47

19

45

75

10 39

2 3 55

2 10 80 1

59

34

1

2

16 59

20 84

2 28 73

2 1 2 1 6

1 2

4

1

2

2 11 1 4 1 2

1 90

1

1

2

1

4

2 4

1

1

1 1

2 2

1 2 5

1 1 3 1

1 5

1 6 5

2 10 1 6

2 1 5

1

3

5

3

1 5 1 8 2 2

22 91

25 55

25 44

12 4 1 3 7 14 469

8 5

13 11

12 5 335

7 15 370

2 25 1 7 8

16 25 1 10 4 2

6 37 4 7 3

9 31 3 8 2

18 52 2 5 5

2 16 188

3 24 228

11 33 248

2 25 202

7 6 300

12

2 1 2

10

1 1 3

2

5

8

2 43 22

14 19 1

56 17 1 13 24 1

5 13 2

15 4 445

11 1 329

7 4 276

1 7 5 1 5 2 49 42

Table 12: Nationalities of ships attacked, January to December 1994-2005 Flag States

ALBANIA ALGERIA ANTIGUA BARBUDA AUSTRALIA AUSTRIA BAHAMAS BAHRAIN BANGLADESH BARBADOS BELGIUM BELIZE BERMUDA BOLIVIA BRAZIL BRITISH VIRGIN ISLAND BULGARIA CAMBODIA CANADA CAYMAN ISLAND CHILE CHINA COLOMBIA COMOROS CROATIA CUBA CYPRUS DENMARK / DENMARK INT’L DJIBOUTI DOMINICA ECUADOR EGYPT ESTONIA ETHIOPIA FINLAND FRANCE GEORGIA GERMANY GIBRALTER GREECE HAITI HOLLAND HONDURAS HONG KONG HUNGARY INDIA INDONESIA IRAN IRELAND ISLE OF MAN ISRAEL ITALY JAPAN JORDAN KENYA KUWAIT LATVIA LEBANON LIBERIA LITHUANIAN LUXEMBOURG MADEIRA MALAYSIA MALDIVE MALTA MARSHAL ISLANDS MEXICO MONGOLIA MONROVIA MOROCCO MYANMAR N.KOREA NEW ZEALAND NETHERLANDS NETHERLANDS ANTILLES/ INT’L NIGERIA NORWAY PAPUA NEW GUINEA PAKISTAN PANAMA PHILIPPINES POLAND PORTUGAL QATAR RUMANIA RUSSIA S.AFRICA S.ARABIA S.KOREA SIERRA LEONE SINGAPORE SLOVANIA SPAIN SRI LANKA ST KITTS ST. VINCENT SWEDEN SWITZERLAND SYRIA TAIWAN TANZANIA THAILAND TRINIDAD & TOBAGO TURKEY TUVALU UAE UKRAINE UNITED KINGDOM USA VANUATU VIETNAM VENEZUELA YEMEN NOT STATED

Total for the year

1994

1995 1

1

1

8

7

1996 1 4

1997

1 1 2 2

1998

17

1999

1 2

1 2

1

1 1

16 5

14 7

3 5

2

3 3

2 2

4

2

1

1

1

1 2

2

9 3 1

16 7

4

1

2

1 2

8

11

1 5

1 7

1 9

2 13

12

6 2 2

6

8 2

16 4 3

5 4 6

1

1

1

1

3 2

2

3

24 2

27 1

17

1 33

30

16 1

21 8

4 1 1 1 1

10

1 8

4

5

9

7

3 2 10

1

7

23

6

13

2 13 9

2

11

3

1

2

16

1 4

4 1

21 16

2 19 27

1 2

1 2

10

25 7

19 10

5

12

1 3

6

6 2 1 6 57 6 1

1

2

4 6

1

1

2

1

1

1

3

1 2 1

1

1 1 2

90

28

188

2 1 31

228

1

1 48

86 7

30 1 1

1 1

5

9

13

1 2 10

1

10

6

2

1

2 1

1

3 2

3 2

34

18

17

13 2 11 9

1

15

6

48 4

1 3 24 1

1 27 1 1

26 1 20 4

27 1 17 6

1

2

9

6 3 2 11

1 4 5 7

3 2

47 5

62 5

1 64 2

2 50 3

1 1

2

1

1 16

4

1 1 2

19

41

31

24

1 1

2

12

6

3

2 1 7

1

1

2

6

4

3

7

3

4

3 1 4 1 1

1

1 1 1 5 4 3

1 2 7 1 2

1 2 5 1 2

1 6 6 2 1

22

469

7

335

3

1

7

9

1 1

1 1

1 2 1

1

1

1

30

13 6

1

2

300

1 1

10 6 7

3

1

2

9 12 3

1 1

1 3

1 1 1 4 5

13 5 3

1 1 3

46

3

3

202

13 1

1

2

29

248

1

1

2

1 1 4 1 1

1 3 1 2

14 2

3

1 12

9 1

1 1

2 1

1

1 4 2 2

1 6

2 1

1

1 13

1

1 20 1 17 8 3

1

1 1

1 15

1 2

19 2 1

1

1

1

9 1

1

2

1 1

8

1 2 1

9

1 2 24 12

3 1 1

4

2

1 2 20 8

5

3 5

14

33 6

2

3

1 1 4

17

35 6

6 1 2 1

4 1 6

6

4

2

18 1 1 1 2 1

1

17

2 3

1

3

6

3

1

1 1

2

1

1 1

1

3

1

2

5

5

1 4

1

8 1

5

1 1 1

2

2 8

8

2

9

17

3

1

8 1 6

25

5

1

17

15

2

6 1

1 8

8

1 1

1

2005

1 9

15

12

1

2004

1 11 4

9

1

10 5

2003

6 3

1 1 1

2002

7 1

1 8 5

2001

2 3

1 1 1

2000

18

370

14

445

4

4 1 2 1 2 7 1 2 3 1 3

329

6

1

4 7 1 3 9

276

Table 13: Countries where victim ships were controlled or managed or operated 2003 to 2005 Country

2003

ALGERIA AUSTRALIA AUSTRIA BAHAMAS BANGLADESH BELGIUM BERMUDA BRAZIL BRITISH VIRGIN ISLAND BRUNEI BULGARIA CAMBODIA CANADA CANARY ISLAND COLOMBIA CHILE CHINA CROTIA CUBA CYPRUS DENMARK EGYPT ESTONIA FRANCE GERMANY GREECE HONG KONG (CHINA) HUNGARY INDIA INDONESIA IRAN ISLE OF MAN ITALY JAPAN KENYA KUWAIT LATVIA LEBANON LITHUNIA MALAYSIA MALDIVES MONACO MONGOLIA MOROCCO MYANMAR NETHERLANDS NETHERLANDS ANTILLES NIGERIA NORTH KOREA NORWAY OMAN PANAMA PAKISTAN POLAND PORTUGAL PHILIPPINES QATAR RUSSIA ST. VINCENT SOUTH AFRICA SAUDI ARABIA SOUTH KOREA SINGAPORE SLOVENIA SPAIN SRI LANKA SWITZERLAND TAIWAN TANZANIA THAILAND TRINIDAD AND TABAGO TURKEY UAE UKRAINE UNITED KINGDOM USA URUGUAY VENEZUELA VIETNAM NOT KNOWN, FISHING VESSELS AND YACHTS

2004 1

17 2 1 1 1

7 1 4 2

1 5 1 6 1 2 1 20 2 1 4 35 58 18 1 19 7 5 2 24 1 1 1 25 1 4 1 12 1 3

2 1 3 6 2 6 4 1 29 35 6 10 12 3 2 5 26 1 2 20 3 1 1 12

9 2 2 4

1 1

1

6 55 1 1 1 2 5 1 3 1 1 21 11

14

1 1

4 1 7

5

Total for the year

2005

1 6 1

3 1

1 2 1 1

1 1

3 6 4 1 19 34 11 12 5 10 4 19 3 1 13 2 1 1 6

3 1 2 1 1 5 1 1 1

1 2 2 41

5 30

1 2 3 2

3 1 6

4 1 5 11

1 1 18

11 6 2 1 2 4

445

329

6 2 8 3 7 15 2 10

276

PIRACY PRONE AREAS AND WARNINGS Mariners are warned to be extra cautious and to take necessary precautionary measures when transiting the following areas: SOUTH EAST ASIA AND INDIAN SUB CONTINENT Bangladesh - Attacks have been reported at Chittagong at berth and anchorage. India – Chennai, Kandla Indonesia – Adang Bay, Off Anambas/Natuna Island, Balikpapan, Belawan, Bontang, Gaspar/Bar/Leplia Str, Jakarta/Tg.Priok, Pulau Laut Malacca Straits – After the tsunami there were no incidents reported for approximately two months. Thereafter attacks have resumed. Ships are advised to avoid anchoring along the Indonesian coast of the straits unless required for urgent operational reasons. Waters off North Sumatra / Aceh coast / off Belawan are particularly risky. Pirates heavily armed with guns are known to have shot at vessels to stop them. Recent attacks showed that pirates were attacking vessels further to open sea and closer to / in Malaysian waters. Further south in the straits, pirates armed with machetes / knives and small arms normally attack vessels that do not maintain any anti piracy watch. Though the number of attacks have reduced, vessels are advised to continue maintaining strict anti-piracy watches. South China Sea - attacks occur while ships were underway Singapore Straits – Pirates in several boats attack ships underway. Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City AFRICA AND RED SEA. West Africa – Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Bonny River/Lagos/Onne/Warri (Nigeria), Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania), Douala (Cameroon), Tema (Ghana). Gulf of Aden/Red Sea – Numerous pirate attacks have been reported by ships and yachts in the Gulf of Aden. Some of the yachts were fired upon. Somalian waters – Serious attacks have resumed off Somalia. Thirty Five incidents have been reported this year. Heavily armed pirates with guns and grenades have attacked ships and fired upon them. Some attacks took place far away from Somali coast extending to nearly 400 nautical miles. Pirates are believed to be using “mother vessels” to launch attacks further away from the coast. Ships/crew are attacked, robbed and hijacked/kidnapped for ransom. Eastern and Northeastern coasts are high-risk areas for attacks and hijackings. Ships not making scheduled calls to ports in these areas should keep at least 200 nautical miles from the north eastern and eastern Somali coast. SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN WATERS. Haiti – Port Au Prince Jamaica – Kingston Peru – Callao REST OF THE WORLD Iraq – Basrah oil terminal anchorage, Umm Qasr

Reporting of incidents Ships are advised to maintain strict anti-piracy watches and report all piratical attacks and suspicious movements of crafts to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel: +60 3 2078 5763 Fax: + 60 3 2078 5769, Telex: MA 34199 IMBPCI, E-mail: [email protected] The Centre’s 24 Hours Anti Piracy HELPLINE is: + 60 3 2031 0014.

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TRENDS The total number of worldwide reported attacks dropped to 276 compared to 329 in 2004. This welcome drop is believed to be attributed to the increased awareness and anti piracy watches by masters in risk prone areas, increase in law enforcement patrols and international pressure on some governments to act. Worldwide attention on piracy and armed robbery against ships has also contributed to the regional law enforcement agencies to be more serious in dealing with this menace. The number of hijackings increased to 23, the highest since 2002. This year’s figures reveal that the number of crew taken hostages increased to 440, the highest since the records were compiled by the PRC, compared with 148 in 2004. Hostage taking involved incidents in Somalia, Indonesia and Nigeria. However, the figures also showed a decline in crew being assaulted. Although, there were no crewmembers killed, 12 remain missing. Although the decline in the number of attacks had shown improvement in certain areas, situation in other high risk areas has deteriorated. There was a marked increase in attacks in Somalia, Iraq, Tanzania and Vietnam. Violence in attacks in Somalia and Iraq has escalated. Attacks in Chittagong accounted for the highest number reported in a single port and anchorage. More than half of the recorded attacks in 2005 occurred while vessels were at anchor. Indonesia continued to record the highest number of attacks with 79 reported incidents. Though this is a drop from 94 attacks in 2004, Indonesia still accounts for nearly 30% of the worldwide incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships. Somalia recorded 35 attacks this year and is ranked second highest in the world. It is also regarded as the most dangerous area in Africa followed by Nigeria for piracy and armed robbery. Serious attacks resumed off Somalia with many ships being attacked and fired upon and some hijacked by heavily armed pirates for high ransom demands. The Somali pirates armed with guns and grenades attacked ships as far as 400 nautical miles. It appears that pirates are using “mother vessels” to launch these attacks far off the coast. Once a ship is hijacked, the pirates would sail her to coastal waters where they would contact the owner to demand a ransom. With no central government and no national law enforcement infrastructure in Somalia, there is no local assistance available. The IMB has been transmitting daily warning to ships and advising them to keep at least 200 nm off the Somali coast. The IMB has also contacted various coalition naval forces to request for assistance and increase in patrols in the affected area. New areas of concern are in the vicinity of the Basrah oil terminal and Umm Qasr in Iraq. Pirates in these areas are heavily armed and violent. In a recent incident, Master and crew received serious injuries. The 2005 figures show a drop in the number of attacks in Malacca Straits, Malaysia, Thailand, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Haiti, Nigeria and Guinea. Malacca Strait has seen an improvement with 12 attacks compared with 38 in 2004. Though the attack numbers have dropped, the IMB would like to stress that many actual and attempted cases also go unreported. Nevertheless, the reduction in attacks in 2005 is seen as a positive sign and it appears that in some countries, the authorities are becoming more pro active in dealing with piracy and armed robbery against ships. However, as seen in the past, any let-up would see the attacks quickly resume.

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OBSERVATIONS Narrations of the 276 attacks for 2005 are listed on pages 33 to 72. The following serious incidents, in chronological sequence, are described in more detail. First Quarter of 2005 Malacca Straits : On 28 February 2005, a Malaysian tugboat Highline 26 and barge Highline 22 were attacked by armed pirates while underway at position Latitude 05:01.10 North and Longitude 099:32.38 East at approximately 2030 Hrs LT. Four pirates armed with guns in a fishing boat fired at a tug towing a barge. During the gunfire, the Chief Engineer was shot on his leg causing serious bleeding. The pirates then boarded the tug and kidnapped the Master and Chief Officer and escaped together with the ship’s and crew documents. They also damaged the tug’s communication equipment. A Royal Malaysian Navy ship arrived to assist and took the Chief Engineer ashore for treatment. On 8 March 2005, the two-kidnapped crew were released by the pirates and reached Port Kelang by a fishing boat. It is not known if a ransom was paid for their release. Gulf of Aden : On 8 March 2005, two US flag yachts, Mahdi and Gandalf were attacked by armed pirates while underway at position Latitude 13:28 North and Longitude 048:07 East, 25 miles off the coast of Yemen in the Gulf of Aden at approximately 1700 Hrs LT. Two fast boats with four men in each boat approached the two yachts and opened fire aiming at the cockpits. The crew of one of the yacht returned fire and one pirate was wounded. One of the yachts then rammed one of the pirate boats and the pirates aborted the attempt and fled. Both yachts sustained bullet holes and damage to their hull. The pirate boats were approximately 30 ft in length, blue-hulled rib cage with outboard motors. Malacca Straits : On 12 March 2005, an Indonesian product tanker MT Tri Samudra was attacked by heavily armed pirates while underway at position Latitude 03:37.25 North and Longitude 099:36.75 East, approximately 14 nm SE of Berhala Island at 1755 Hrs LT. The ship was sailing from Samarinda to Belawan, Indonesia with a cargo of highly inflammable cargo. Pirates armed with machine guns and rocket propelled grenades (RPG) in fishing boats attacked and boarded the tanker. Gunshots were fired to stop the ship. The pirates then kidnapped the Master and Chief Engineer and ordered the ship to proceed to Dumai instead of Belawan, Indonesia. They also took the ship’s documents and escaped. Later, both kidnapped crew were released after a ransom was paid. Malacca Straits : On 14 March 2005, a Japanese tug Idaten towing a Panamanian barge Kuroshio 1, was attacked by heavily armed pirates at position Latitude 04:25.6 North and Longitude 099:40.7 East at approximately 1735 Hrs (Indonesian time). Several pirates heavily armed with guns and rocket propelled grenades (RPG) in three fishing boats fired at the tug and boarded. They kidnapped the Master, Chief Engineer and Third Engineer and escaped.

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The pirates also tried to board the barge but were unsuccessful. Crew from the barge reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre who then alerted the Royal Malaysian Marine Police. Two patrol boats were dispatched immediately to the location of the incident. The police then escorted the tug and barge to Penang, Malaysia. Later, all three crew were released unharmed. It is not known if a ransom was paid for their release. Somalia : On 16 March 2005, a Thai fishing vessel, OR.Sirichainava 12 was attacked and hijacked by armed pirates while underway at position Latitude 12:45.35 North and Longitude 051:33.18 East at approximately 0400 Hrs UTC. Three armed pirates in a boat hijacked the fishing vessel with 26 crew onboard. They directed the fishing vessel to sail towards to the Somali coast. They held the crewmembers hostage for ransom. Owners of the fishing vessels contacted the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre who alerted the Coalition warships in the area. Three Navy ships proceeded to the area, rescued the fishing vessel and the crew and apprehended the three pirates. Malaysia : On 30 March 2005, a Malaysian tugboat Bonggaya 91 and barge Bonggaya 90 were attacked by armed pirates while underway at position Latitude 04:35 North and Longitude 119:00 East, about 3 nm east of Mataking island, Sabah at approximately 1020 Hrs LT. The tug sailed from Tarakan, East Kalimantan bound for Kudat, Malaysia. Five pirates armed with M16, AK47 rifles and pistols in a speedboat came alongside the tug towing the barge. They fired several shots in the air and ordered the Master to stop. Four pirates dressed in dark blue clothes boarded the tug and ordered the crew to assemble at the main deck with their hands on their head. Pirates stole crew’s personal belongings and tug’s communication equipment. They kidnapped the Master and two crewmembers and left in their speedboat in an easterly direction. The whereabouts of the Master and the two crewmembers are unknown. Secoand quarter of 2005 Indonesia : On 22 April 2005, an Indonesian General Cargo ship MV Inabukwa was attacked and hijacked by armed pirates while underway at position Latitude 00:27.1 South and Longitude 105:09.0 East, off Lingga islands, Indonesia at approximately 1945 Hrs LT. Pirates armed with guns, knives and swords attacked and fired at the ship and successfully boarded her from the stern. They proceeded to the bridge and took control of the ship. They then rounded all the crew and tied them up. The crewmembers were forced to obey their orders and to cooperate to discharge the ship’s cargo at Pasir Gudang port, Malaysia. The pirates warned the crew that they would be killed if they did not cooperate. During the cargo discharge operation, the Master was held at the bridge and all crews were watched closely. On completion of discharge, the ship sailed out of port and the pirates left the ship near Tanjung Ubang, Indonesia in their speedboats. Iraq : On 22 April 2005, a Malta flagged bulk carrier MV Star 2000 was attacked by armed robbers while anchored at position Latitude 29:37.4 North and Longitude 048:45.7 East, at Umm Qasr, Iraq at approximately 2350 Hrs LT. Three robbers armed with guns and a knife boarded the ship using hooks attached to ropes. They took hostage several crewmembers, assaulted them and demanded money. They took the crew one by one to their cabins and stole cash and personal belongings. They slapped and punched the Master and demanded more money. The Master opened the ship’s safe for the 18

robbers. They continued to punch the Master for more money. Finally they brought the Master to the poop deck and disembarked into a 5 metre wooden boat waiting with an accomplice. On 31 May 2005, a Cyprus flag tanker MT Nordmillennium was attacked by armed robbers while anchored at the Deep Water Anchorage “A”, 10 n.m. south of Basrah Oil Terminal, Iraq. Robbers armed with AK47 rifles boarded the tanker that was awaiting berthing. They tried to enter the bridge claiming to be policemen. The Master denied them entry and they became violent and broke the glass panels on the bridge wing door and entered the bridge. They then assaulted the Master causing him injuries and demanded money. They entered the Master’s cabin and located the ship’s safe and stole cash and personal belongings. They dragged the Master and tried to take him to main deck and left at 0240 Hrs LT. Master sent a MAYDAY message and activated SSAS and moved to deep water anchorage “B”. Later, a coalition warship arrived to investigate. On 30 June 2005, a US tugboat TB Thunder and barge Lightning were attacked by armed pirates while underway at Umm Qasr, Iraq in the early morning hours. Pirates armed with guns boarded the tug and barge. They fired shots and held the crew at gunpoint. They stole cash and crew personal belongings. Fortunately there were no injuries to crew. Malacca Straits : On 1 June 2005, a Thai product tanker MT B.P.P.14 was attacked by heavily armed pirates while underway at position Latitude 04:15 North and Longitude 100:18 East, off Pangkor Island at approximately 2000 Hrs LT. Eight pirates in a high speed fishing boat intercepted the tanker which was loaded with a cargo of fuel oil. They started firing their machine guns to force the tanker to stop. Pirates managed to board and took over the ship. They brought all crews to the poop deck and stole ship and crew personal belongings. They took the ship’s documents and kidnapped the Master and boatswain for ransom. Later, both kidnapped crew were released after a ransom was paid. On 14 June 2005, a Malaysian product tanker MT Nepline Delima was attacked and hijacked by armed pirates while underway at position Latitude 05:35.8 North and Longitude 099:57.8 East, approximately 30 nm south of Langkawi Island at 0400 Hrs LT. Ten pirates armed with weapons in a speedboat managed to board the tanker loaded with fuel oil. They proceeded to the bridge and managed to take control of the ship. They hit the Second Officer’s head with the back of the sword and tied all crew and taped their eyes. The pirates proceeded to the Master’s cabin and dragged him to the bridge to make an announcement to all crew to surrender to the pirates or they would be killed. The crew surrendered and were taken to a cabin and locked. They tied the crew and harassed them. The Master and Second Officer sustained head injuries while others were slapped and hit. One crew managed to escape and jump off the ship and took the pirate boat to seek help. He managed to contact the Malaysian Marine Police at Langkawi Island. The Police dispatched a patrol boat and located the hijacked tanker off Pulau Lebar. The Police ordered the tanker to stop and the pirates to surrender. Negotiations with the pirates commenced and subsequently they surrendered and were taken to the Police Station for investigations. Nigeria : On 24 May 2005, an Antigua and Barbuda general cargo ship MV Christian D was attacked by armed pirates while anchored at position Latitude 04:12.6 North and Longitude 006:55.6 East, off Bonny River fairway buoy, One, Nigeria at approximately 2110 Hrs LT. Several armed and aggressive robbers boarded the ship and stole ship’s cash, bonded stores and crew personal belongings. The robbers were violent and several crewmembers were injured and one was shot. They escaped in a high powered speedboat. On the same day, a Danish general cargo ship MV Karin B was also attacked by armed pirates while anchored in the same vicinity at approximately 2359 Hrs LT. Robbers armed with guns boarded the ship and beat up the crewmembers. They fired gunshots and stole ship’s cash, stores and crew personal belongings. They later escaped in a blue coloured 20ft high speed boat.

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On 7 June 2005, a Panamanian refrigerated cargo ship MV Frio Caribic was attacked by armed robbers at position 04:12.3 North and Longitude 006:57.3 East, Bonny River Anchorage at approximately 0120 Hrs LT. Five robbers armed with machine guns attempted to board the ship at anchor using hooks attached to ropes. The alert crew raised the alarm and the robbers fired several shots at the crew. The bullets hit the bulwark. Fortunately, there were no injuries to the crew. On 17 June 2005, a Malta flagged Bulk Carrier MV Tzini was attacked by armed robbers at position 6 n.m. from Fairway Buoy, Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria at approximately 0240 Hrs LT. Six robbers armed with guns and knives in a speed boat boarded the ship at anchor. Two of the robbers threatened to shoot the Duty AB while the rest stole ship’s stores. The AB managed to run inside the accommodation and raise alarm. The robbers fled with ship’s stores. Somalia : On 10 April 2005, a Cyprus flag Bulk Carrier MV Tim Buck while underway was attacked by heavily armed pirates at position Latitude 03:34.0 North and Longitude 048:24.0 East, 60 n.m. off eastern coast of Somalia at approximately 0950 UTC. Eight pirates armed with automatic guns and grenades (RPGs) in two speedboats fired at the ship to stop her. Master took evasive manoeuvres, increased speed, sounded whistle, sent distress alert and crew closed all doors and hid inside accommodation. Two grenades hit a lifeboat and it caught fire. Pirates continue shooting and at 1000 UTC, they managed to board using a portable ladder. Pirates could not enter the accommodation and they continued shooting at the bridge. Pirates left at approximately 1100 UTC. One lifeboat was completely burnt and there were bullet holes in superstructure and Master’s cabin windows. There were no injuries to crew. A few hours later, another ship, a tanker while underway was attacked and hijacked in position Latitude 00:50 South and Longitude 047:36 East, off the eastern coast. The armed pirates managed to board the tanker and take hostage all 17 crewmembers. They forced the ship to anchor close to Somali coast and demanded a ransom from the owners. Subsequently, the ship and the crew were released after a ransom was paid. On the 22 May 2005, a St Kitts flagged general cargo ship MV Reef Malindi was similarly attacked and hijacked while underway at position Latitude 03:07 North and Longitude 048:2 East at approximately 1500 LT. The pirates demanded a ransom for the release of the crew and ship. Subsequent to negotiations, the ship and the crew were released on 2 July 2005. In the latest incident on 26 June 2005, a St Vincent and Grenadines general cargo ship MV Semlow while underway was attacked and hijacked by armed Somali pirates at position Latitude 04:47.6 and Longitude 048:12.0 East, off Hobyo, east coast of Somalia. The ship was loaded with bagged rice, relief aid cargo for UN World Food Programme for discharge at Bossaso. The pirates have demanded a ransom for the release of the ship and crew. Third quarter of 2005 Malacca Straits : On 28 February 2005, a Malaysian tugboat Highline 26 and barge Highline 22 were attacked by armed pirates while underway at position Latitude 05:01.10 North and Longitude 099:32.38 East at approximately 2030 Hrs LT. Four pirates armed with guns in a fishing boat fired at a tug towing a barge. During the gunfire, the Chief Engineer was shot on his leg causing serious bleeding. The pirates then boarded the tug and kidnapped the Master and Chief Officer and escaped together with the ship’s and crew documents. They also damaged the tug’s communication equipment. A Royal Malaysian Navy ship arrived to assist and took the Chief Engineer ashore for treatment.

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On 8 March 2005, the two-kidnapped crew were released by the pirates and reached Port Kelang by a fishing boat. It is not known if a ransom was paid for their release. Gulf of Aden : On 8 March 2005, two US flag yachts, Mahdi and Gandalf were attacked by armed pirates while underway at position Latitude 13:28 North and Longitude 048:07 East, 25 miles off the coast of Yemen in the Gulf of Aden at approximately 1700 Hrs LT. Two fast boats with four men in each boat approached the two yachts and opened fire aiming at the cockpits. The crew of one of the yacht returned fire and one pirate was wounded. One of the yachts then rammed one of the pirate boats and the pirates aborted the attempt and fled. Both yachts sustained bullet holes and damage to their hull. The pirate boats were approximately 30 ft in length, blue-hulled rib cage with outboard motors. Malacca Straits : On 12 March 2005, an Indonesian product tanker MT Tri Samudra was attacked by heavily armed pirates while underway at position Latitude 03:37.25 North and Longitude 099:36.75 East, approximately 14 nm SE of Berhala Island at 1755 Hrs LT. The ship was sailing from Samarinda to Belawan, Indonesia with a cargo of highly inflammable cargo. Pirates armed with machine guns and rocket propelled grenades (RPG) in fishing boats attacked and boarded the tanker. Gunshots were fired to stop the ship. The pirates then kidnapped the Master and Chief Engineer and ordered the ship to proceed to Dumai instead of Belawan, Indonesia. They also took the ship’s documents and escaped. Later, both kidnapped crew were released after a ransom was paid. Malacca Straits : On 14 March 2005, a Japanese tug Idaten towing a Panamanian barge Kuroshio 1, was attacked by heavily armed pirates at position Latitude 04:25.6 North and Longitude 099:40.7 East at approximately 1735 Hrs (Indonesian time). Several pirates heavily armed with guns and rocket propelled grenades (RPG) in three fishing boats fired at the tug and boarded. They kidnapped the Master, Chief Engineer and Third Engineer and escaped. The pirates also tried to board the barge but were unsuccessful. Crew from the barge reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre who then alerted the Royal Malaysian Marine Police. Two patrol boats were dispatched immediately to the location of the incident. The police then escorted the tug and barge to Penang, Malaysia. Later, all three crew were released unharmed. It is not known if a ransom was paid for their release. Somalia : On 16 March 2005, a Thai fishing vessel, OR.Sirichainava 12 was attacked and hijacked by armed pirates while underway at position Latitude 12:45.35 North and Longitude 051:33.18 East at approximately 0400 Hrs UTC. Three armed pirates in a boat hijacked the fishing vessel with 26 crew onboard. They directed the fishing vessel to sail towards to the Somali coast. They held the crewmembers hostage for ransom. Owners of the fishing vessels contacted the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre who alerted the Coalition warships in the area. Three Navy ships proceeded to the area, rescued the fishing vessel and the crew and apprehended the three pirates. 21

Malaysia : On 30 March 2005, a Malaysian tugboat Bonggaya 91 and barge Bonggaya 90 were attacked by armed pirates while underway at position Latitude 04:35 North and Longitude 119:00 East, about 3 nm east of Mataking island, Sabah at approximately 1020 Hrs LT. The tug sailed from Tarakan, East Kalimantan bound for Kudat, Malaysia. Five pirates armed with M16, AK47 rifles and pistols in a speedboat came alongside the tug towing the barge. They fired several shots in the air and ordered the Master to stop. Four pirates dressed in dark blue clothes boarded the tug and ordered the crew to assemble at the main deck with their hands on their head. Pirates stole crew’s personal belongings and tug’s communication equipment. They kidnapped the Master and two crewmembers and left in their speedboat in an easterly direction. The whereabouts of the Master and the two crewmembers are unknown. Indonesia : On 22 April 2005, an Indonesian General Cargo ship MV Inabukwa was attacked and hijacked by armed pirates while underway at position Latitude 00:27.1 South and Longitude 105:09.0 East, off Lingga islands, Indonesia at approximately 1945 Hrs LT. Pirates armed with guns, knives and swords attacked and fired at the ship and successfully boarded her from the stern. They proceeded to the bridge and took control of the ship. They then rounded all the crew and tied them up. The crew were forced to obey their orders and to cooperate to discharge the ship’s cargo at Pasir Gudang port, Malaysia. The pirates warned the crew that they would be killed if they did not cooperate. During the cargo discharge operation, the Master was held at the bridge and all crews were watched closely. On completion of discharge, the ship sailed out of port and the pirates left the ship near Tanjung Ubang, Indonesia in their speedboats. Iraq : On 22 April 2005, a Malta flagged bulk carrier MV Star 2000 was attacked by armed robbers while anchored at position Latitude 29:37.4 North and Longitude 048:45.7 East, at Umm Qasr, Iraq at approximately 2350 Hrs LT. Three robbers armed with guns and a knife boarded the ship using hooks attached to ropes. They took hostage several crewmembers, assaulted them and demanded money. They took the crew one by one to their cabins and stole cash and personal belongings. They slapped and punched the Master and demanded more money. The Master opened the ship’s safe for the robbers. They continued to punch the Master for more money. Finally they brought the Master to the poop deck and disembarked into a 5 metre wooden boat waiting with an accomplice. On 31 May 2005, a Cyprus flag tanker MT Nordmillennium was attacked by armed robbers while anchored at the Deep Water Anchorage “A”, 10 n.m. south of Basrah Oil Terminal, Iraq. Robbers armed with AK47 rifles boarded the tanker that was awaiting berthing. They tried to enter the bridge claiming to be policemen. The Master denied them entry and they became violent and broke the glass panels on the bridge wing door and entered the bridge. They then assaulted the Master causing him injuries and demanded money. They entered the Master’s cabin and located the ship’s safe and stole cash and personal belongings. They dragged the Master and tried to take him to main deck and left at 0240 Hrs LT. Master sent a MAYDAY message and activated SSAS and moved to deep-water anchorage “B”. Later, a coalition warship arrived to investigate. On 30 June 2005, a US tugboat TB Thunder and barge Lightning were attacked by armed pirates while underway at Umm Qasr, Iraq in the early morning hours. Pirates armed with guns boarded the tug and barge. They fired shots and held the crew at gunpoint. They stole cash and crew personal belongings. Fortunately there were no injuries to crew.

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Malacca Straits : On 1 June 2005, a Thai product tanker MT B.P.P.14 was attacked by heavily armed pirates while underway at position Latitude 04:15 North and Longitude 100:18 East, off Pangkor Island at approximately 2000 Hrs LT. Eight pirates in a high speed fishing boat intercepted the tanker which was loaded with a cargo of fuel oil. They started firing their machine guns to force the tanker to stop. Pirates managed to board and took over the ship. They brought all crews to the poop deck and stole ship and crew personal belongings. They took the ship’s documents and kidnapped the Master and boatswain for ransom. Later, both kidnapped crew were released after a ransom was paid. On 14 June 2005, a Malaysian product tanker MT Nepline Delima was attacked and hijacked by armed pirates while underway at position Latitude 05:35.8 North and Longitude 099:57.8 East, approximately 30 nm south of Langkawi Island at 0400 Hrs LT. Ten pirates armed with weapons in a speedboat managed to board the tanker loaded with fuel oil. They proceeded to the bridge and managed to take control of the ship. They hit the Second Officer’s head with the back of the sword and tied all crew and taped their eyes. The pirates proceeded to the Master’s cabin and dragged him to the bridge to make an announcement to all crew to surrender to the pirates or they would be killed. The crew surrendered and were taken to a cabin and locked. They tied the crew and harassed them. The Master and Second Officer sustained head injuries while others were slapped and hit. One crew managed to escape and jump off the ship and took the pirate boat to seek help. He managed to contact the Malaysian Marine Police at Langkawi Island. The Police dispatched a patrol boat and located the hijacked tanker off Pulau Lebar. The Police ordered the tanker to stop and the pirates to surrender. Negotiations with the pirates commenced and subsequently they surrendered and were taken to the Police Station for investigations. Nigeria : On 24 May 2005, an Antigua and Barbuda general cargo ship MV Christian D was attacked by armed pirates while anchored at position Latitude 04:12.6 North and Longitude 006:55.6 East, off Bonny River fairway buoy, One, Nigeria at approximately 2110 Hrs LT. Several armed and aggressive robbers boarded the ship and stole ship’s cash, bonded stores and crew personal belongings. The robbers were violent and several crewmembers were injured and one was shot. They escaped in a high-powered speedboat. On the same day, a Danish general cargo ship MV Karin B was also attacked by armed pirates while anchored in the same vicinity at approximately 2359 Hrs LT. Robbers armed with guns boarded the ship and beat up the crewmembers. They fired gunshots and stole ship’s cash, stores and crew personal belongings. They later escaped in a blue coloured 20ft high speedboat. On 7 June 2005, a Panamanian refrigerated cargo ship MV Frio Caribic was attacked by armed robbers at position 04:12.3 North and Longitude 006:57.3 East, Bonny River Anchorage at approximately 0120 Hrs LT. Five robbers armed with machine guns attempted to board the ship at anchor using hooks attached to ropes. The alert crew raised the alarm and the robbers fired several shots at the crew. The bullets hit the bulwark. Fortunately, there were no injuries to the crew. On 17 June 2005, a Malta flagged Bulk Carrier MV Tzini was attacked by armed robbers at position 6 n.m. from Fairway Buoy, Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria at approximately 0240 Hrs LT. Six robbers armed with guns and knives in a speedboat boarded the ship at anchor. Two of the robbers threatened to shoot the Duty AB while the rest stole ship’s stores. The AB managed to run inside the accommodation and raise alarm. The robbers fled with ship’s stores. Somalia : On 10 April 2005, a Cyprus flag Bulk Carrier MV Tim Buck while underway was attacked by heavily armed pirates at position Latitude 03:34.0 North and Longitude 048:24.0 East, 60 n.m. off eastern coast of Somalia at approximately 0950 UTC. Eight pirates armed with automatic guns and grenades (RPGs) in two speedboats fired at the ship to stop her. Master took evasive manoeuvres, increased speed, sounded whistle, sent distress alert and crew closed all doors and hid inside accommodation. Two grenades hit a lifeboat and it caught fire. Pirates continue shooting and at 1000 UTC, they 23

managed to board using a portable ladder. Pirates could not enter the accommodation and they continued shooting at the bridge. Pirates left at approximately 1100 UTC. One lifeboat was completely burnt and there were bullet holes in superstructure and Master’s cabin windows. There were no injuries to crew. A few hours later, another ship, a tanker while underway was attacked and hijacked in position Latitude 00:50 South and Longitude 047:36 East, off the eastern coast. The armed pirates managed to board the tanker and take hostage all 17 crewmembers. They forced the ship to anchor close to Somali coast and demanded a ransom from the owners. Subsequently, the ship and the crew were released after a ransom was paid. On the 22 May 2005, a St Kitts flagged general cargo ship MV Reef Malindi was similarly attacked and hijacked while underway at position Latitude 03:07 North and Longitude 048:2 East at approximately 1500 LT. The pirates demanded a ransom for the release of the crew and ship. Subsequent to negotiations, the ship and the crew were released on 2 July 2005. In the latest incident on 26 June 2005, a St Vincent and Grenadines general cargo ship MV Semlow while underway was attacked and hijacked by armed Somali pirates at position Latitude 04:47.6 and Longitude 048:12.0 East, off Hobyo, east coast of Somalia. The ship was loaded with bagged rice, relief aid cargo for UN World Food Programme for discharge at Bossaso. The pirates have demanded a ransom for the release of the ship and crew. Malaysia: On 3 July 2005, an Indonesian tug Samudra Sindo VIII and barge Anggada VII were attacked by eight armed pirates off Tanjung Pengelih, Malaysia at approximately 0001 Hrs LT. The tug and barge were awaiting berthing at the Tanjung Pengelih port. Pirates were wearing face masks and were armed with guns and long knives. They boarded the tug and held the 19 crew including the Master as hostages below deck. The barge was laded with approximately 5,300 MT of palm oil. The tug and barge were moved to another area where the pirates thereafter transferred about 3,500 MT of the cargo of palm oil to another tanker. They then left the tug and barge on 4 July 2005 at approximately 1800 Lt in position Latitude 01:30 North and Longitude 104:30 East. Malacca Straits: On 21 July 2005, a Malaysian fishing vessel was attacked by armed pirates while underway at approximately 12 NM off Muar, in the Straits of Malacca at about 2030 Hrs LT. Pirates armed with guns fired at the fishing vessel. Two crewmembers were wounded as a result of the gunfire. One was shot in the stomach and the other on both legs. Both crewmembers were taken to hospital and are recovering. Another crewmember who was on the boat but escaped unhurt said that their boat’s radar detected another vessel approaching them and later they were greeted with a hail of bullets. Venezuela: On 5 August 2005, a yacht was attacked by armed robbers while anchored at Laguna Grande, Venezuela at approximately 0020 Hrs LT. Three robbers armed with machetes boarded the yacht and started to lower the yacht dingy. The skipper of the yacht confronted one of the robbers who had slashed him with a machete. The three robbers then jumped into the water and the skipper pursued them but the robbers repeatedly slashed him with their machetes causing severe injuries.

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The skipper’s colleague onboard contacted the Authorities and armed guards arrived and took the skipper ashore for hospital treatment. The robbers stole the dingy, which was subsequently recovered later. Indonesia: On 16 August 2005, a Malaysian flagged tug Zara and barge Zara 3 while underway were attacked and hijacked by armed pirates at approximate position Latitude 01:00 North and Longitude 104:00 East at approximately 0200 Hrs LT. The pirates threw one crew overboard who was rescued by a nearby craft. When taken ashore, the crew reported the incident to the Authorities in Tg Pinang, Indonesia. The fate of the remaining 8 crewmembers including the Captain is unknown. The tug and barge sailed from Johor on 15 August 2005 bound for Sarawak, Malaysia. The barge was carrying 65 MT of piping materials. Both Malaysia and Indonesian Authorities are searching for the tug and barge. Somalia: On 16 August 2005, three Taiwanese deep sea fishing vessels, Zhong I No. 218, Cheng Qing Feng, Shin Lian Fa No. 36 were attacked and hijacked by Somali pirates while anchored off Kismayo port, Somalia. The pirates are holding the crewmembers as hostages and had demanded payment for their release. They had threatened to execute the crewmembers. From 10 July to 30 September 2005, another 10 ships were attacked by Somali pirates off the eastern coast of Somalia. Pirates armed with machine guns and RPG attacked the ships and opened fire and attempted to board them. Iraq: On 27 August 2005, a Panamanian LPG tanker MT Gaz Channel was attacked by armed robbers while anchored at position Latitude 29:43.7 North and Longitude 048:39.3 East at Khawr Abd Allah, Iraq at approximately 0255 Hrs LT. Three robbers armed with machine guns and steel bars boarded the tanker. They smashed the bridge window and held the Second Officer and Master at gunpoint. They fired a shot at the Master missing his shoulder by about 20 cm and forced him to open the safe and stole the cash. The robbers also threatened the Chief Engineer and escaped at approximately 0315 Hrs LT. Earlier, on 21 August 2005, a Sri Lankan General Cargo Ship MV Cey Pioneer was also attacked while at anchor by armed robbers at almost the same position Latitude 29:43.6 North and Longitude 048:39.3 East at Um Qasr-Khawr Abd Allah, Iraq at approximately 1945 Hrs UTC. Six robbers in two boats armed with machine guns and knives boarded the ship and overpowered the duty A/B. They proceeded to the bridge and took hostage the Duty Officer and two other crewmembers. The robbers held further seven crewmembers at gunpoint and took them to the Master’s cabin. By this time, the Master had escaped and hid inside the engine room. The robbers assaulted the hostages and threatened them with their guns and knives and ordered them to open the safe. As none of the crew knew the combination of the safe, the robbers lowered the safe into their boat and escaped in a 2 metre dark green speedboat at 2020 Hrs UTC.

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Indonesia : On 10 September 2005, an Indonesian tug Marco Polo 43 and barge Marco Polo 48 went missing while enroute from Surabaya to Jakarta, Indonesia. The tug and barge are believed to have been hijacked by pirates. The last contact the owners had with the tug was on the 10 September 2005. Thereafter, they lost contact with the tug. The barge was laden with a cargo of approximately 3,600 MT of Copper Slag. The tug and barge are still missing and the fate of all the 11 crewmembers including the Captain is unknown. Indonesia: On 30 September 2005, an Indonesian general cargo ship MV Prima Indah was attacked and hijacked by armed pirates while underway at position Latitude 01:28.6 South and Longitude 106:41.1 East, off Bangka Island, Indonesia at approximately 1300 UTC. The pirates armed with guns boarded the ship and later transferred all 14 crewmembers including the Captain into a fishing boat. The fishing boat was then set adrift and the crew later landed safely on an island. The ship was carrying a cargo of valuable tin ingots loaded at Pangkal Balam, Indonesia bound for Singapore. Fourth quarter of 2005 Somalia: On 03 October 2005, a St Vincent and Grenadines flagged general cargo ship MV Torgelow while underway was attacked by armed pirates in the vicinity of Kismayu, east coast of Somalia. The ship was hijacked 50 nm off the coast and was carrying fuel and provisions for MV Semlow, which was hijacked earlier on 16 June 2005 and recently released by her hijackers. The hijackers demanded a ransom for the release of the ship and crew. The ship and crew were released on 29 November 2005 after the ransom was paid. In another incident on 12 October 2005, a St Vincent and Grenadines general cargo ship MV Miltzow was attacked and hijacked while at anchor at Merca Anchorage, 50 nm south of Mogadishu, Somalia at approximately 1600 Hrs LT. Six pirates armed with guns hijacked the ship that was loaded with UN food aid cargo. The pirates sailed the ship to an unknown location and discharged the cargo. The ship and her crew were released on 16 October 2005. Later on 18 October 2005, a Liberian bulk carrier MV Panagia while underway was attacked and hijacked at position Latitude 06:59.18 North and Longitude 051:08.39 East, approximately 90 nm off the east coast of Somalia. The pirates heavily armed with guns in speedboats fired at the ship. They managed to board the ship and sail her close to Somali coast and later demanded a ransom. The Owners negotiated and paid the ransom. The ship and crew were released on 18 November 2005. On 20 October 2005, a Malta flagged Product Tanker MT San Carlo while underway was attacked and hijacked at position Latitude 02:13 North and Longitude 049:44 East at approximately 0747 UTC. Pirates armed with guns hijacked the tanker and proceeded to an unknown destination. The owners finally paid a ransom and the ship and crew were released on 18 November 2005. Somalia : On 5 November 2005, a Bahamas cruise ship Seabourn Spirit was attacked by armed pirates while underway at position Latitude 02:59 North and Longitude 048:01 East at approximately 0325 UTC. Six heavily armed pirates in two boats chased the cruise ship. They fired at the ship with their machine guns and rocket launchers causing damage to the ship’s side. Master took evasive 26

manoeuvres and sailed away from the coast. Pirates later aborted the attempt and fled. One crew was injured. The following day on 6 November 2005, a Panamanian Ro-Ro ship MV MSC Selin was attacked while underway at position Latitude 02:29.3 North and Longitude 048:28.2 East at approximately 0648 UTC. Pirates armed with rocket launchers and machine guns fired at the ship. Master took evasive manoevres and increased speed to maximum. Pirate boats fell behind and ceased firing. The ship’s bridge windows were damaged due to gun fire. Again on the following day on 7 November 2005, a Thai general cargo ship MV Laemthong Glory while underway was attacked and hijacked by armed pirates at position Latitude 04:28 North and Longitude 048:01 East at approximately 0600 UTC. Pirates hijacked the ship and demanded a ransom. The owners paid a ransom and the ship and crew were released on 4 December 2005. On 30 November 2005, a Taiwanese fishing vessel Feng Jung 16 while underway was attacked and hijacked by armed pirates at position Latitude 04:30 North and Longitude 048:00 East in the morning hours. The pirates hijacked the fishing vessel together with her 15 crew. They have demanded a ransom for their release. Negotiations are currently underway. On 7 December 2005, a Georgia flagged general cargo ship MV Julia 54 was attacked and hijacked while underway off Hobyo, east coast of Somalia. Pirates have demanded a ransom for the release of the ship and her 11 crew members. Negotiations are still in progress. Indonesia: On 27 October 2005, a Panamanian Chemical Tanker MT Chemroad Wing was attacked by pirates at position Latitude 08:41.565 South and Longitude 115:43.911 East in Lombok Strait at approximately 0836 LT. Pirates armed with guns in a speedboat fired at the tanker underway. The ship’s bridge window was destroyed by gun shots. Fortunately, there were no injuries to crew. Several fishing boats were seen in the vicinity. Iraq: On 19 November 2005, a Panamanian bulk carrier MV Alexandra I was attacked by armed pirates while at anchor at position Latitude 29:43.4 North and Longitude 048:37.5 East at Umm Qasr anchorage at approximately 2200 UTC. Three pirates armed with machine guns and pistols boarded the ship at bridge deck and took the Second Officer as hostage. They forced him to take them to the Master’s cabin. Pirates threatened the Master with machine guns and stole ship’s cash and the Master’s personal property. They also stole the Second Officer’s cash and property. The Master and Second Officer sustained injuries. Pirates damaged all radio equipment and took the Second Officer to forecastle and escaped in a waiting speedboat. Master activated SSAS and notified RCC Australia. Later a naval ship in the area arrived to provide assistance. Later on 20 November 2005, a Turkish bulk carrier was also attacked by armed pirates while at anchor at Umm Qasr at approximately 0345 LT. Five heavily armed pirates boarded the ship from starboard quarter and took hostage two duty crew members on deck. They proceeded to the bridge where they held the Master, Second Officer and two seamen at gunpoint. They went to Master’s cabin and stole his personal effects and cash from ship’s safe. Along the way, they assaulted the crew. They were kicked and punched. At the Master’s cabin, the Second Officer was hit on the head with the butt of the gun. They then proceeded to the Chief Officer’s cabin and stole his cash. The pirates then escaped in their speedboat. The Master and crew received serious injuries. The crew contacted the coalition forces who provided medical assistance.

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Indonesia: On 18 December 2005, a Dominica chemical tanker MT Steadfast was hijacked by pirates after the cargo was loaded and the voyage commenced. The ship loaded a cargo of 16,585 MT of vegetable oil at Palembang, Indonesia bound for China with bunkering stopover at Singapore. The last message received by the owners from the vessel was on 19 December 2005. The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) immediately sent out alerts to all ships and authorities in the region. The IMB PRC worked closely with various authorities particularly from Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Singapore and provided them with timely information to seize the vessel if it entered territorial waters. The pirates eventually turned the vessel back towards Indonesian waters and left the vessel on 24 December 2005. The Master brought the vessel and its 25 crew safely back to Singapore the same day. The ship and cargo are reportedly intact. The Singapore Authorities are investigating.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The IMB would like to thank the Indonesian Navy, Vietnamese Authorities, Cambodian Authorities and Singapore Authorities for their valuable co-operation and assistance in the recovery of the hijacked tanker MT Steadfast on 24 December 2005. The IMB wishes to thank the Royal Malaysian Marine Police and the Indonesian Navy for their prompt and positive action in detaining hijacked vessels. The Malaysian Marine Police successfully intercepted and detained the hijacked ship MV “Paulijing” (Natris) on 23 August 2005 in the Malacca Straits and the Indonesian Navy (TNI) successfully detained the hijacked tug Bintan 1200 and barge Bintan Golden 2301 and tug Bina Ocean 2 and barge Bina 82 in Indonesian waters in August 2005. The IMB wishes also to thank the Malaysian and Indonesian authorities for the actions they have taken in the second half of 2005, which have brought about a marked reduction in the attacks in the Malacca Straits.

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PIRACY NEWS ShipLoc There are a number of reliable ship tracking devices available on the market today based upon Inmarsat and other satellite systems. The IMB endorses ShipLoc, an inexpensive satellite tracking system, which allows shipping companies, armed only with a personal computer with Internet access, to monitor the exact location of their vessels. In addition to its anti-hijacking role, ShipLoc facilitates independent and precise location of ships at regular intervals. ShipLoc is fully compliant with the IMO Regulation SOLAS XI-2/6 adopted during the diplomatic conference in December 2002, concerning a Ship Security Alert System. The ship security alert system regulation that will be put into place as of July 2004 requires ships of over 500 GT to be equipped with an alarm system in order to reinforce ship security. The system allows the crew, in case of danger, to activate an alarm button that automatically sends a message to the ship owner and to competent authorities. The message is sent without being able to be detected by someone on-board or by other ships in the vicinity. ShipLoc is contained in a small, discrete waterproof unit, which includes: an Argos transmitter, a GPS receiver, a battery pack in case of main power failure, and a flat antenna. ShipLoc is one of the most reliable systems available today. For more information, please visit www.shiploc.com Secure-Ship Secure-Ship is an effective innovation in the fight against piracy. It is a non-lethal, electrifying fence surrounding the whole ship, which has been specially adapted for maritime use. The fence uses 9,000-volt pulse to deter boarding attempts. An intruder coming in contact with the fence will receive an unpleasant non-lethal shock that will result in the intruder abandoning the attempted boarding. At the same time an alarm will go off, activating floodlights and a very loud siren. The IMB strongly recommends ship owners to install this device on board their ships. For safety reasons it cannot be deployed on vessels carrying inflammable cargoes. Further details can be obtained at www.secure-ship.com. Inventus UAV The Inventus UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) is a state-of-the-art reconnaissance system packaged in a highly efficient, highly stable flying wing form. Outfitted with cameras, the Inventus flies and covers a large ocean area and relays a real-time data link back to the ground station. This link provides real-time aerial surveillance and early warning of suspect or unauthorised craft movements to the coastal or law enforcement authority. Developed by Lew Aerospace, the Inventus is fully autonomous and can be launched and recovered even from a seagoing or patrol vessel. There are gas and electric formats and both fly in all weather conditions. Endorsed by the IMB the Inventus is yet another tool to aid in the maritime effort in its fight against piracy. For more information please visit www.inventus-uav.com IMB views - “New initiatives raise hopes for resolution of Somalia’s piracy problem.” The world attention now firmly fixed on the problems of piracy and armed robbery off the coast of Somalia. There has never been a better time to act, and a number of recent moves to address the current situation appear to be having a positive affect. The IMB, which has been monitoring the developing crisis since March 2005 notes a temporary lull in attacks since foreign warships took up station off the Somali coast recently. The organization has been at the forefront of calls for naval assistance to shipping in the area which has seen a total of 35 vessels attacked up to this point, among them the very high media profile of the hijacking of the UN World Food Programme ship MV Semlow and more recently, the rocket attack on the cruise liner Seabourn Spirit. But behind the headlines is a much grimmer story. IMB figures confirm that a total of 16 vessels were hijacked with five still held captive together with their crews. One of the hijacked vessels, a tanker

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was released after being held captive for just under a month. The fate of the crews is unknown. More than 50 seafarers are currently being held. The IMB is also alarmed by the very high ransoms being demanded for these cases. There is also concern as to where this money eventually ends up after being paid to ‘militia’ groups in Somalia. The IMB was among the first to welcome the news that the UN Security Council had discussed Somalia’s problems on November 10th and delighted when it publicly reprimanded the ‘Somali government’ and told it to take action to stop the pirate attacks. However, it was less happy that the Council stopped short of calling on other naval vessels to intervene, especially in the light of a recent attack (at the time) on a ship that was 390 nautical miles off the coast. There have been several attacks on vessels a long way off coast that suggest the use of ‘mother ships’, possibly large fishing boats that launch speedboats using rocket propelled grenades to attempt to get the ships to stop. This has the potential to disrupt shipping on routes from the Madagascar Channel to the Indian Sub Continent or bound for Arabian Gulf ports. A decisive action is required to stop this new wave of audacious attacks. Signs of this assistance arrived in mid-November at an extraordinary session held at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, which put together a resolution for the IMO General Assembly to put before the Secretary General of the United Nations. In its proposed response to the Somalia pirate problem, the IMO is seeking to raise the level of awareness of the situation; encourage flag states to provide specific instructions to their ships; and to foster co-operative arrangements in an effort to reduce the likelihood of occurrence of further incidents in the waters off the coast of Somalia. The resolution also foresees the provision of technical assistance to Somalia and to nearby coastal states in an effort to aid them in assisting the maritime community when it uses the waters off the coast of Somalia. It is not clear when this proposal might land on the UN Secretary General’s desk, but many in the maritime community would agree that there is great urgency. It is vital that the UN steps in and takes action before Somalia’s problems spill over into the waters of other countries in the region and the situation runs out of control. In the whole of 2004, there were only two attacks on vessels in Somalia. In 2005, there have been 35 attacks and possibly many others that have gone unreported. It is vital that the UN and the international community take action and these latest moves are a step in the right direction. There is always more that can be done however, and it is reassuring to hear that the coalition navies acknowledge they are monitoring the situation and will try to assist when they can and when they have vessels in the area. The IMB would continue to monitor the situation closely and report on the success or otherwise of the recent initiatives. New Malaysian Coast Guard formed Malaysia’s new coast guard, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) was formed recently. The new agency will deploy its vessels along the Straits of Malacca and the East Coast. They would be armed and conduct law enforcement which includes investigation and prosecution. The MMEA has powers to enforce all federal laws in the whole maritime zone up to 200 nautical miles from the coastline. They would also be responsible for maritime search and rescue (SAR). It is reported that MMEA would eventually be equipped with 72 vessels and have more than 4,000 personnel. However, the number of personnel in the new service would start at about 600. More personnel, vessels and aircrafts and helicopters would be added to the coastguard inventory over the years. Vice Admiral Datuk Mohammad Nik has been appointed as the Director General of the MMEA. He was formally the Royal Malaysian Navy Fleet Commander.

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Pirates of tanker Nepline Delima to go on trial in February It was reported that the 10 Indonesian men currently charged with robbery involving the tanker Nepline Delima will go on trial on 21st and 22nd February 2006. On June 14, ten pirates armed with weapons in a speedboat hijacked the tanker underway. One of the tanker crew managed to escape in a boat used by the pirates. He landed ashore and contacted the marine police at Langkawi Island. The Police dispatched a patrol boat and located the hijacked tanker off Pulau Lebar. The ten pirates subsequently surrendered and were detained. The Sessions Court Judge Maznah Abdul Aziz fixed the above dates after the defence told the court that its application for a lesser charge had been refused by the Attorney-General’s Chambers. US Navy to donate vessels to Indonesia for maritime security It was reported recently that the US Navy plans to donate transport ships and inflatable boats to Indonesia to help it patrol the Malacca Straits. The Indonesian Defence Minister was quoted as saying that the straits, a strategic waterway is seen at risk of terrorist attack. “The US is in the process of renewing its equipment and military weapons especially its Navy. So, some of their ships are 40 years old, but are still operational will be donated to Indonesia” Juwono Sudarsono said. The minister also said that the US would donate an unspecified number of dinghies to Indonesia. “What is clear is that this will help the Indonesian Navy safeguard the Malacca Straits” he said. Indonesia US Embassy spokesman declined immediate comment. Private security boats plying the Straits During the recent Lima International Maritime Conference 2005, it was revealed that some private security companies based in Singapore have engaged ex-military personnel to provide security for vessels transiting the straits. Malaysia’s Armed Forces Chief Admiral Tan Sri Mohd Anwar Mohd Nor said he was not aware that ‘private armed forces’ are plying the Straits. He said “As far as I know, the Malaysian Authorities have not given any licence to any Private Security Company (PSC) to protect this route. Those who defy the country’s maritime law would be dealt with”. It was reported that Singapore is issuing licences for the PSCs to operate in the Straits. The other littoral states, Malaysia and Indonesia that own most parts of the Straits have been left out of the decision making process. Maritime policy analyst Mark Valencia said that Malaysia and Indonesia could request Singapore to withdraw the permits issue to PSCs on grounds that the PSCs operations were undermining their sovereignty and safety of navigation in the Straits. He said that the two littoral states could request Singapore to stipulate that the PSCs permits were valid only in Singapore waters. Patrols in Malacca Straits discouraging piracy Indonesia and Malaysia efforts to increase patrols have helped suppress piracy and armed robbery in the Straits of Malacca. In July 2005, Indonesia commenced a full scale maritime operation code named “Gurita 2005” which had increased naval and air patrols in the straits. As a result, there was a dramatic reduction in attacks on vessels in this strategic waterway in 2005. The reduction is believed to be attributed to the increase in patrols on the Indonesian side of the straits.

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Twelve attacks were recorded for 2005 compared with 38 in 2004.The IMB compliments Indonesia for its effort to police the waterway which is used by over 50,000 ships a year carrying one third of world trade. However, the IMB stresses that any let-up will see the attacks quickly resume. It is evident that there was a direct link between law enforcement and the rate of attacks. The IMB hopes that the level of patrols will remain so that the number of attacks will remain low. The IMB also warns that other parts of Indonesia waters still have a very large number of attacks. and continues to be a problem. Indonesian waters remain the most dangerous and account for nearly one third of the total attacks worldwide.

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NARRATIONS OF ATTACKS 1 January – 31 December 2005 ACTUAL ATTACKS SOUTH EAST ASIA (MALACCA STRAITS) Ref

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Date Time Status Type 28.02.2005 2030 LT Steaming Boarded

Name of Ship Type/Flag/Grt/ IMO Number

Position

Narration

Highline 26 Tug Malaysia 271 Highline 22 Barge Malaysia 2983 -

05:01.10N – 099:32.38E, Malacca Straits

Four armed pirates in a fishing boat fired upon the tug towing a barge. They boarded the tug and damaged all communication equipment and shot at C/E’s legs causing serious bleeding. They took master and C/O as hostages and escaped with all ship’s and crew documents. A Royal Malaysian naval ship arrived to assist and took C/E ashore for hospital treatment. Both hostages were subsequently released by pirates and reached Port Klang by a fishing boat on 08.03.2005. It is not known if a ransom was paid. Several pirates armed with machine guns and rocket propelled grenades (RPG) boarded. They kidnapped Master and Chief Engineer and left. Pirates ordered the crew not to proceed to Belawan. Later, both kidnapped crew were released after a ransom was paid. Several pirates armed with guns in three fishing boats boarded the tug towing a barge. They kidnapped master, C/E and 3/E and escaped. IMB Piracy Reporting Centre alerted Royal Malaysian marine police who sent out patrol boats to escort the tug and barge to port. Whereabouts of the three hostages are unknown. Later, the three crewmembers were released unharmed. It is not known if a ransom was paid for the release. Pirates armed with guns and knives boarded the ship underway. They took master as hostage and stole ship’s cash and escaped. No injuries to crew.

2.

12.03.2005 1755 LT Steaming Boarded

Tri Samudra Product Tanker Indonesia 1289 7626621

03:37.25N – 099:36.75E, 14NM SE of Berhala Island, Malacca Straits

3.

14.03.2005 1735 LT Steaming Boarded

Idaten Tug Japan 498 9145932 Kuroshio 1 Barge Panama 14661 8757324

04:25.6N – 099:40.7E, Malacca Straits

4.

31.03.2005 1900 UTC Steaming Boarded

Ocean Bridge Bulk Carrier Panama 26014 9163465

03:06.9N – 100:44.6E, Vicinity of One Fathom Bank, Malacca Straits

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5.

01.06.2005 2000 LT Steaming Boarded

B.P.P.14 Product Tanker Thailand 1104 7206653

04:15N – 100:18E, Off Pangkor Island, Malacca Straits

6.

14.06.2005 0400 LT Steaming Hijacked

Nepline Delima Product Tanker Malaysia 4629 9114854

05:35.8N 099:57.8E, Off Langkawi Island, Malacca Straits

7.

24.12.2005 1900 LT Steaming Hijacked

Serba Guna I Fishing Boat Indonesia -

04:14.00N – 098:23.00E, Near Sembilan Island, Ujung Tamiang, Off Eastern Coast of Ache, Indonesia

Eight pirates armed with automatic guns and long knives fired warning shots at the tanker underway. They boarded and kidnapped master and boatswain and left in a fishing boat with ship's documents. 2/O navigated the tanker safely to a port. Pirates demanded ransom for releasing the crew. Both crewmembers were released on the 11.6.2005 after a ransom was paid. Ten pirates armed with weapons in a speedboat hijacked the tanker underway. One crew managed to escape in the boat used by pirates. He landed ashore and contacted marine police at Langkawi Island. Police despatched a patrol boat and located the hijacked tanker off Pulau Lebar. Subsequently, pirates surrendered and they were taken to Langkawi for investigations. The crew and ship are safe. Five pirates armed with machine guns, hand grenades and knives hijacked the fishing boat underway. They released five crewmembers and held two crew as hostages and demanded a ransom from the owners.

SOUTH EAST ASIA (EXCLUDING MALACCA STRAITS) Ref

1.

Date Time Status Type 07.01.2005 1220 LT Anchored Boarded

2.

09.01.2005 0500 LT Anchored Boarded

3.

13.01.2005 1550 UTC Anchored Boarded

Name of Ship Type/Flag/Grt/ IMO Number Star Leikanger General Cargo Singapore 29275 8322507 Ha Dong General Cargo Vietnam 5561 8605193 Joyous Age Bulk Carrier Hong Kong 35879 9047099

Position

3 Miles off Breakwater, Tanjung Priok Cargo Anchorage, Indonesia Tanjung Priok Anchorage, Indonesia Pulau Laut Anchorage, Indonesia

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Narration

Four armed robbers boarded the ship and stole engine spares. Duty watchman raised alarm and crew mustered. Robbers jumped overboard and escaped in a high speedboat. Port authority informed. Five robbers armed with knives boarded the ship and entered engine room. Alert crew mustered and fought with robbers. Robbers jumped into a boat and left empty handed. Four robbers armed with guns and long knives boarded the ship at forecastle. Alert duty A/B raised alarm and crew mustered. Robbers stole a life raft and escaped in a speedboat. Master tried to contact port authorities and PFSO but received no response.

4.

18.01.2005 Berthed Boarded

Name Withheld General Cargo Iran 9888

Belawan Port, Indonesia

Two robbers boarded the ship by climbing forward mooring ropes. Alert crew raised alarm and robbers escaped empty handed.

5.

20.01.2005 0235 LT Anchored Boarded

Bunga Mas 11 Container Malaysia 8612 9168582

05:49.63N – 118:07.26E, Sandakan Anchorage, Malaysia

6.

23.01.2005 0340 LT Berthed Boarded

Panjang Port, Indonesia

7.

31.01.2005 1852 UTC Steaming Boarded

Bahagia Product Tanker Singapore 6718 7621009 Bow Sailor Chemical Tanker Singapore 4667 9164720

8.

02.02.2005 0245 LT Steaming Boarded

Sun Jupiter Chemical Tanker Panama 5359 9249609

01:16N – 104:10E, Singapore Straits

9.

03.02.2005 1530 LT Anchored Boarded

Helen B. Bulk Carrier Panama 41644 7915644

03:12S – 116:21E, Kota Baru Anchorage, Indonesia

Four Schooner Tanker Cayman Islands 40037 9189110

01:21.6S – 116:58.3E, Balikpapan Anchorage, Indonesia

Two robbers boarded the ship. They broke in to a container on deck and stole cargo. Crew raised alarm and robbers jumped overboard and escaped in a boat waiting with two accomplices. Master lodged a report and police boarded for investigation. Three robbers armed with long knives boarded the ship at berth. D/O raised alarm and crew mustered. Robbers jumped overboard and escaped empty handed in a high speedboat. Three pirates armed with guns and long knives boarded the tanker underway. They raided master’s cabin, stole cash from ship’s safe and master’s personal belongings. They then tried to take the master to their boat but he resisted and received injuries. Pirates escaped in their boat. Ten masked pirates armed with guns and long knives boarded the tanker underway. They tried to break bridge window glass but did not succeed and escaped empty handed. Master raised alarm, sounded ship’s whistle and reported to VTIS Singapore. Marine police came and searched the area. Six robbers armed with knives boarded the ship. They hit a duty A/B on his head and tied him up. D/O sent a cadet to look for A/B but robbers held a knife at his throat and tied him up. Robbers opened forward locker and tried to steal ship's stores. D/O raised alarm and crew mustered. Robbers stole ships equipment and escaped in an unlit boat. Master called port control but received no response. Robbers boarded the tanker during STS operations. Police on board opened fire at robbers but they managed to cut ropes of two liferafts and throw them overboard. They jumped overboard and escaped in their boat taking liferafts. Police searched the area but could not apprehend robbers.

10. 06.02.2005 1936 UTC Anchored Boarded

09:15.2N – 103:10.0E, Gulf of Thailand

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11. 15.02.2005 0505 LT Anchored Boarded

Pearl Of Jebel Ali Bulk Carrier Cyprus 39709 9218844

Adang Bay Anchorage, Indonesia

Three robbers armed with iron rods boarded the ship from hawse pipe. They broke open forepeak locker, stole ship’s stores and a liferaft. Duty A/B raised alarm and crew mustered. Robbers escaped in their boat.

12. 01.03.2005 0500 LT Anchored Boarded

Grace T. Bulk Carrier Panama 37086 8715481

Sebuku Anchorage, Pulau Laut, Indonesia

13. 07.03.2005 0755 LT Steaming Boarded

Agate Tanker Singapore 50063 8413461 Isadora Bulk Carrier Cyprus 21387 9180372

04:47S – 114:14E, Indonesia

Eight robbers armed with long knives and metal bars boarded the ship via hawse pipe. They hit one crewmember with metal bars causing injuries to his head and legs. They then tied him up and gagged his mouth with rags. Robbers stole ship's stores and escaped in their boat. Pirates boarded the tanker underway and stole ship’s equipment. Fishing boats were in the area at the time.

15. 22.03.2005 0330 LT Berthed Boarded

Bahagia Product Tanker Singapore 6718 7621009

16. 29.03.2005 2030 UTC Steaming Boarded

Red Orchid Bulk Carrier Panama 39727 9272943 Jacqueline Container Antigua and Barbuda 7869 9106754

05:58.3S – 105:59.4E, Pertamina Jetty - 1, Tg. Gerem, Indonesia 01:53.6S – 116:58.0E, Makassar Straits, Indonesia 05:28.29S – 105:17.93E, Panjang Outer Roads, Indonesia

14. 20.03.2005 1905 LT Anchored Boarded

17. 30.03.2005 2255 LT Anchored Boarded

18. 30.03.2005 0415 LT Anchored Boarded

Darya Rani Bulk Carrier Hong Kong 26054 9139995

Balikpapan Inner Anchorage, Indonesia

Sebuku Anchorage, East Kalimantan, Indonesia

36

Several robbers boarded the ship and tried to break open bosun store. Alert crew raised alarm and robbers escaped empty handed. A crewmember was injured whilst resisting robbers. Authorities informed. Two robbers armed with long knives boarded the ship. Alert duty A/B raised alarm and crew mustered. Robbers jumped overboard and escaped empty handed in a high speedboat. Two pirates armed with knives boarded the ship underway. They stole a liferaft and escaped. Six robbers armed with long knives boarded. They held two crewmembers hostage and tied them up. They broke into forward locker and stole ship’s stores. Alarm was raised, crew mustered and robbers escaped. Master tried to contact port authorities on VHF but received no response. Boarding took place although two shore watchmen were on board Several robbers armed with long knives boarded and broke open forepeak locker. Alert crew and armed security guard rushed forward. Robbers stole ship’s stores and escaped in a speedboat.

19. 30.03.2005 1020 LT Steaming Boarded

Bonggaya 91 Tug Malaysia 192 9277137

04:35N – 119:00E, About 3NM East of Mataking Island, Malaysia

Bonggaya 90 Barge Malaysia 1368 -

20. 03.04.2005 0145 LT Steaming Boarded

Arran Trader Bulk Carrier Philippines 26580 9205914

21. 08.04.2005 2320 LT Anchored Boarded

Kyosei Maru Product Tanker Singapore 1352 8303941

22. 10.04.2005 0520 LT Anchored Boarded

Haramachi Maru Bulk Carrier Japan 58103 9142203 Bahagia Product Tanker Singapore 6718 7621009

23. 11.04.2005 0430 LT Berthed Boarded 24. 12.04.2005 0200 LT Anchored Boarded

Hephaestus Bulk Carrier Liberia 39978 9219032

25. 16.04.2005 0535 LT Anchored Boarded

SE Mariam 2 Tug Malaysia 247 9298868

03:08N – 105:24E, 12NM West of P. Mangkai, Anambas Islands, Indonesia 01:15.30N – 103:33.72E, Off Tg. Pelepas Anchorage, Singapore Straits 03:12.5S – 116:22E, Pulau Laut Anchorage, Indonesia 03:47.46N – 098:42.64E, Pertamina Jetty, Belawan Port, Indonesia 06:02.24S – 106:55.68E, Tg. Priok Anchorage, Jakarta, Indonesia 01:13.6S – 117:00.7E, Balikpapan Anchorage, Indonesia 37

Five pirates armed with M16 and AK47 rifles in a speedboat came alongside the tug towing a barge. They fired several shots into air and ordered master to stop. Four pirates dressed in dark blue clothes boarded the tug and ordered crew to assemble at main deck. Pirates stole crew’s personal belongings and tug’s communication equipment. They kidnapped master and two crewmembers and left in their speedboat in an easterly direction. After 74 days in captivity, two of three crew were rescued when the Philippines military launched an assault on a militant stronghold in Jolo. The rescued crew were in good health. The Master was released in late September 2005 after the Indonesian government mediated with the kidnappers. Four pirates armed with long bolo knives boarded at poop deck. They assaulted two duty crewmembers who received knife wounds. Pirates stole ship’s equipment and escaped. Ten robbers armed with knives boarded. They tied hands of master and other crewmembers with plastic strings and robbed ship's property and crew personal belongings. One crewmember was injured. Robbers escaped in a speedboat. Eight robbers armed with knives boarded the ship. They stole liferaft, communication equipment, stores and escaped. Three robbers armed with long knives boarded the tanker at forecastle during cargo operations. D/O raised alarm, sounded whistle and crew mustered. Robbers jumped into sea and escaped in a high speedboat with ship’s stores. Armed robbers boarded the ship and attempted to enter engine room. Alert crew raised alarm and robbers escaped in a speedboat. Masked robbers armed with long knives boarded the tug. They stole one liferaft and escaped.

26. 16.04.2005 2230 LT Berthed Boarded 27. 17.04.2005 0500 LT Berthed Boarded 28. 18.04.2005 1915 LT Anchored Boarded

Hiya Builder General Cargo Maldives 9975 7716397 Hiya Builder General Cargo Maldives 9975 7716397 Vana Bulk Carrier Panama 30874 7621047

Wharf 114, Tg. Priok Port, Indonesia

A robber mingled with stevedores and stole equipment from the ship. Duty crew recovered the equipment and robber escaped empty handed.

Wharf 114, Tg. Priok Port, Indonesia

A robber mingled with stevedores and tried to steal equipment from the ship. Duty crew prevented theft.

01:20S – 116:57E, Balikpapan Anchorage, Indonesia

Two robbers in two unlit fishing boats boarded the ship at forecastle. They stole two liferafts and lifeboat equipment. Master contacted port authorities but received no response. Ship picked up anchor and left outer roads. Pirates armed with guns, knives and swords boarded from stern. They tied up all crew and held the ship for two days. All cargo on board was unloaded. On 25.04.2005 pirates left the ship in speedboats. The crew and ship are safe. One robber armed with a long knife boarded the tanker at forecastle whilst another robber was climbing anchor chain. Duty A/B challenged the robbers and raised alarm. Robbers jumped overboard and escaped in a speedboat waiting with two other accomplices. Port authorities informed. Two robbers armed with knives boarded. They broke into forepeak locker, stole ship’s stores and were about to lower them into a boat waiting with two accomplices. Alert crew challenged robbers. D/O raised alarm and crew mustered. Robbers escaped. Six robbers armed with long knives and guns boarded the ship underway. Master raised alarm, switched on deck lights and crew mustered and robbers fled.

29. 22.04.2005 1945 LT Steaming Hijacked

Inabukwa General Cargo Indonesia 649 7606970

00:27.1S – 105:09.0E, Off Lingga Islands, Indonesia

30. 23.04.2005 1950 UTC Anchored Boarded

Bunga Kerayong Product Tanker Malaysia 12994 9073749

Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia

31. 29.04.2005 0315 LT Anchored Boarded

Prabhu Yuvika Bulk Carrier India 25899 9072226

Taboneo Anchorage, Banjarmasin, Indonesia

32. 30.04.2005 2030 LT Steaming Boarded

Pac Bintan Container Liberia 2518 9201114 Jacqueline Container Antigua and Barbuda 7869 9106754

02:49.70S – 106:54.90E, Bangka Straits, Indonesia

33. 03.05.2005 0700 LT Anchored Boarded

Tg. Priok Outer Roads, Indonesia

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Six boats approached the ship and six robbers armed with steel bars from two boats boarded. A further two boats remained nearby whilst remaining two boats approached another ship in vicinity. Alert crew mustered and robbers left empty handed. Attempts to contact port authorities and patrol boats by VHF received no response.

34. 04.05.2005 2025 UTC Steaming Boarded

Noshiro Maru Bulk Carrier Panama 50464 9233478

01:46.3S 117:07.2E, Makassar Straits, Indonesia

35. 05.05.2005 1030 LT Anchored Boarded

Ten Large Yacht United Kingdom -

02:46.064N – 106:12.285E, NW Bay of Ayerabu Island, Indonesia

36. 10.05.2005 0850 LT Anchored Boarded

Chembulk Singapore Chemical Tanker Liberia 7916 8903325 Arendal Tanker Norway 60339 8419740 Atsuta General Cargo Panama 14103 8214592

Tanker Anchorage, Jakarta, Indonesia

Hoang Long General Cargo Vietnam 1597 6823519 Sunny Success Bulk Carrier Panama 23275 8915732 Antigoni B Bulk Carrier Cyprus 14987 7601578

Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia

37. 14.05.2005 0215 LT Anchored Boarded 38. 30.05.2005 1615 UTC Steaming Boarded

39. 07.06.2005 2130 UTC Anchored Boarded 40. 07.06.2005 2350 LT Anchored Boarded 41. 17.06.2005 0300 LT Anchored Boarded

One pirate in a speedboat boarded the ship underway using hooks attached to a rope. D/O raised alarm, sounded ship's whistle; crew mustered and activated fire hoses. Pirate jumped overboard and escaped in speedboat with two outboard motors waiting with four accomplices. Eight robbers armed with AK47 machine guns boarded the yacht at anchor. They ordered crew to remain below deck. They held skipper at gunpoint and took cash, stores, crew personal belongings and escaped. Six robbers boarded from two fishing boats. They broke open aft locker and stole ship’s equipment. Robbers escaped in an easterly direction. Port authorities informed.

Dumai Anchorage, Indonesia

Three robbers armed with knives boarded the tanker at poop deck and entered E/R. Duty crew raised alarm and robbers escaped with ship's stores.

03:12N – 105:24E, 14 NM Off Anambas Island, Indonesia

Five pirates armed with high-powered guns and long knives boarded. Duty A/B at poop deck spotted them and locked himself inside accommodation and raised alarm. Pirates fired warning shots and broke open accommodation doors and entered bridge where they tied up 2/O, two A/Bs and an oiler. Two pirates remained on bridge with hostages. Other three pirates went to cabins of C/E and master and stole personal belongings, cash and equipment. Finally, pirates took master; C/E and an A/B to poop deck and escaped in a boat. Six robbers armed with long knives boarded the ship. Alert crew raised alarm and mustered. Robbers escaped in their speedboat.

Kota Baru Anchorage, Indonesia

Five robbers armed with long knives boarded the ship at anchor. They tied up duty A/B. Other crew raised alarm. Robbers stole one life raft and escaped.

03:12S – 116:20E, Tanjung Pemancingan Anchorage, Indonesia

Ten robbers armed with long knives boarded the ship at forecastle. They tied up duty watchman and threatened another watchman. Robbers broke open locker and stole ship’s stores.

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42. 23.06.2005 0530 LT Anchored Boarded

Genmar Kestrel Tanker Marshall Islands 79553 8703103

43. 24.06.2005 0440 LT Anchored Boarded

Montreal Senator Container Bahamas 18353 8705424 Samudra Sindo VIII Tug Indonesia Anggada VII Barge Indonesia Greta R Bulk Carrier Myanmar 37519 8800303 Atlas Sky Bulk Carrier Norway 20456 8102737 Suhaila Chemical Tanker Malaysia 659 8820169

44. 03.07.2005 0001 LT Anchored Hijacked

45. 06.07.2005 0030 LT Anchored Boarded 46. 06.07.2005 0100 LT Berthed Boarded 47. 13.07.2005 0030 LT Steaming Boarded

48. 29.07.2005 0300 LT Berthed Boarded

Agate Tanker Singapore 50063 8413461

49. 29.07.2005 Anchored Boarded

Name Withheld Bulk Carrier Cyprus 40609

01:27.2S – 116:42.0E, Lawi-Lawi Oil Terminal Roads, Balikpapan, Indonesia Jakarta Anchorage, Indonesia Tanjung Pengelih, Malaysia

01:42.3N – 101:26.7E, Dumai Inner Anchorage, Indonesia Berth GD 107, Surabaya Port, Indonesia 01:13.18N – 103:34.12E, Singapore Straits

01:27.39S – 116:45.76E, at SPM Terminal, Lawi-lawi, Balikpapan, Indonesia Jakarta Anchorage, Indonesia

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Two robbers boarded the tanker at forecastle. Alarm was raised and crew mustered. Robbers stole ship's stores and escaped in a boat waiting with four accomplices. Robbers boarded the ship. They stole a liferaft and escaped in a speedboat.

Eight pirates wearing face masks armed with guns and long knives boarded the tug with a barge in tow awaiting berthing at Tanjung Pengelih port. They held master and crew as hostages below deck. Barge was laden with 5,300MT of palm oil. Pirates transferred about 3,500MT of cargo into another tanker. They left on 04.07.2005 at 1800 LT in position 01:30N – 104:30E. Three armed robbers boarded the ship. Alert duty A/B raised alarm and crew mustered and robbers escaped in their boat. Master informed authorities but received no response. Robbers boarded the ship and stole a liferaft and ship’s property.

Six pirates armed with long knives and wearing black facemasks boarded via a speedboat. They took hostage two duty crewmembers and tied them up. They entered accommodation and took captain, oiler and 2/E as hostages and tied them up. They kicked 3/O in his groin and destroyed communication equipment. They stole ship’s cash, crew personal belongings and ship’s property and escaped at 0045 LT. Robbers boarded the tanker during cargo operations. They broke into three storerooms and stole safety equipment and property and escaped. Four robbers boarded the ship. Alert crew raised alarm and robbers escaped empty handed.

50. 10.08.2005 0001 LT Anchored Boarded 51. 12.08.2005 1850 UTC Berthed Boarded 52. 16.08.2005 0200 LT Steaming Hijacked

53. 10.09.2005 Steaming Hijacked

54. 11.09.2005 0415 LT Anchored Boarded 55. 12.09.2005 0330 LT Anchored Boarded 56. 14.09.2005 0415 LT Anchored Boarded 57. 14.09.2005 1400 LT Steaming Boarded

Azul Glory Bulk Carrier Panama 90267 9157612 Aifanourios Bulk Carrier Bahamas 28693 9217929 Zara Tug Malaysia 94.68 Zara 3 Barge Malaysia 957 Marco Polo 43 Tug Indonesia 148 Marco Polo 48 Barge Indonesia 1704 Intrepid Bulk Carrier Malta 30046 9324629

00:33.1N – 117:43.7E, Tanjung Bara Anchorage, Indonesia Balikpapan Coal Terminal, Indonesia

Tai Progress Bulk Carrier Panama 41378 9281827 Port Arthur Product Tanker Liberia 25800 9035632 Freedom Lily Bulk Carrier Hong Kong 31227 9284245

03:17S – 116:23E, Pulau Laut Anchorage, Indonesia Tanjung Priok Tanker Anchorage, Jakarta, Indonesia Jakarta Breakwater Entrance, Indonesia

Approximate position 01.00N – 104.00E, Indonesia

Enroute from Surabaya to Jakarta, Indonesia

Tg. Mangkok Anchorage, Sebuku Island, Indonesia

41

Robbers boarded the ship. They broke padlock of fore peak locker and stole ship’s items. Four robbers armed with crowbars boarded. They broke forward store lock and stole ship’s stores and equipment. Duty A/B raised alarm and robbers fled in a white speedboat. Pirates hijacked a tug towing a barge. They threw a crewmember overboard who was rescued by a nearby craft. He reached shore and reported the incident to naval authorities in Tg. Pinang. The tug and barge are still missing.

While underway, the tug and barge went missing. The last contact the owners had with the tug was on the 10.09.2005. Thereafter, they lost contact with the tug. The fate of the 11 crewmembers is unknown. The tug and barge are still missing. To date, there are no information on the missing tug/barge and crew. Four robbers armed with long knives boarded using hook. They held duty A/B as hostage, threatened him with long knives and stole ship’s stores. Crew raised alarm and robbers jumped overboard and escaped in a motorboat. Four robbers boarded the ship. They broke open bosun store and stole ship’s stores and escaped. Four armed robbers boarded the tanker. They broke into engine room and threatened crewmembers with a pistol. They stole engine spares and escaped. Port control informed. Seven armed robbers boarded the ship entering port. Alert crew raised alarm and robbers escaped empty handed.

58. 28.09.2005 0550 LT Anchored Boarded

Tantramar VLCC Liberia 163720 9133850

Anchored Off Balikpapan, Indonesia

59. 30.09.2005 1300 UTC Steaming Hijacked

Prima Indah General Cargo Indonesia 940 9040651

01:28.6S – 106:41.1E, Off Bangka Island, Indonesia

60 05.10.2005 0230 LT Anchored Boarded

Parna Berlian LPG Panama 9367 7405053 Azure Bulk Carrier Panama 35243 8023979

00:08.7N – 117:35.6E, Bontang Anchorage, Indonesia Jakarta Anchorage, Indonesia

62 17.10.2005 0330 LT Anchored Boarded

Delfa Bulk Carrier Marshall Islands 31261 9330094

06:02.87S – 106:53.57E, Jakarta Anchorage, Indonesia

63 27.10.2005 0001 – 0100 LT Anchored Boarded

Laconia Bulk Carrier Malta 37010 8517578

64 20.11.2005 0600 LT Anchored Boarded

Berlian Ekuator LPG Panama 22209 9265548 Acx Magnolia Container Panama 18502 9167461

01:59.6N – 118:08.7E, Off Muara Pantai, East Kalimantan, Indonesia Bontang Anchorage, Indonesia

61 13.10.2005 1230 LT Anchored Boarded

67 26.11.2005 2110 UTC Berthed Boarded

J.I.C.T. Berth No.1, Tg. Priok, Indonesia

42

Two robbers armed with machetes boarded via anchor chain and stole forward liferaft. They tried to steal ship's stores but were spotted by duty watchman. Robbers left a machete on board and escaped in boat waiting with an accomplice. Pertamina PFSO informed. Pirates armed with guns boarded the ship underway carrying tin ingots. They hijacked the ship and transferred master and crew to a fishing boat. The crew safely landed on an island and lodged a report with the police. Hijackers scuttled the ship with cargo intact onboard. The ship is waiting to be salvaged. Five robbers armed with knives boarded the tanker. They tied up duty A/B to anchor cable and stole ship’s stores. Six robbers boarded the ship at stern. D/O raised alarm. Crew mustered and robbers fled. Master contacted a customs patrol boat near by and the boat chased robbers for few minutes and gave up the chase. Jakarta port informed. Robbers armed with long knives boarded the ship from an unlit boat. They threatened crew with knives and stole a life raft. They were in the process of stealing ship’s stores but alert crew thwarted the attempt. Robbers escaped in their boat. Master called port authorities on VHF but received no response. Robbers boarded the ship at anchor during cargo operations. They stole forward liferaft and ship's stores and escaped in their speedboat. Robbers boarded the ship and stole two liferafts and escaped. There were numerous small fishing crafts in the vicinity. Four robbers armed with guns and knives boarded the ship at berth. They entered engine room and stole engine spares and escaped.

65 30.11.2005 0710 LT Anchored Boarded 66 01.12.2005 1745 LT Anchored Boarded 68 06.12.2005 0520 LT Anchored Boarded 69 07.12.2005 2010 LT Anchored Boarded 70 08.12.2005 0330 LT Anchored Boarded 71 09.12.2005 0430 LT Anchored Boarded 72 18.12.2005 Anchored Hijacked 73 26.12.2005 0230 LT Anchored Boarded 74 27.12.2005 0400 LT Anchored Boarded

Kota Rancak Container Singapore 9678 9296298 Tenshu Maru Bulk Carrier Panama 30057 9317080

06:00.6S – 106:54E, Tanjung Priok Anchorage, Indonesia 01:42.4S – 116:38.5E, Adang Bay Anchorage, Indonesia

Bergen Trader Bulk Carrier Philippines 39126 9215749 Bonzita Bulk Carrier Panama 27011 9150808

Bontang Anchorage, Indonesia

Michalakis Bulk Carrier Malta 31791 7517090 Permina Supply No.26 Supply Ship Panama 1176 7425728 Steadfast Chemical Tanker Dominica 10734 8217221 Attar Bulk Carrier Malta 25885 9074092 Unity T Bulk Carrier Panama 37086 8715493

Robbers boarded the ship and entered accommodation. They stole safety equipment and escaped. Master's tried to contact port control but received no response. Five robbers armed with guns and knives boarded the ship at poop deck and stole a liferaft. D/O raised alarm and crew mustered but robbers threatened them with guns and escaped in their boat. Port control informed. One robber boarded the ship during heavy rain while his accomplices waited in a boat below. He stole ship’s stores and escaped.

03:17S – 116:24E, Off Tg. Mangkok, North Sebuku Island, Indonesia 05:54S – 105:59E, Merak Anchorage, Indonesia 05:58.4S – 105:58.6E, Port of Tanjung Gerem Merak, Indonesia

Two robbers armed with long knives boarded the ship at anchor during heavy rain. They stole fwd liferaft and were in the process of stealing stores. When confronted by ship's crew, they jumped overboard and escaped in a speedboat. One robber armed with a long knife boarded. Alert duty A/B raised alarm and crew mustered. Robber escaped empty handed in a speedboat waiting with accomplices. Port control informed. Eight robbers armed with long knives boarded the tug at anchor and entered engine room. They tied up duty motorman and stole engine spares and escaped.

Palembang Anchorage, Indonesia

Pirates hijacked the ship at anchor. The IMB PRC co-ordinated the search and the ship was subsequently located on the 24.12.2005. All 25 crew are safe and cargo intact onboard. Eight robbers armed with long knives boarded the ship at forecastle. They stole ship’s stores and escaped.

Bontang Anchorage, Indonesia Tg. Bara Inner Anchorage, E. Kalimantan, Indonesia

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Robbers boarded at forecastle. They tried to steal ship’s stores but alert crew raised alarm and they escaped empty handed in a boat waiting with accomplices. Master suspects that stevedores may have collaborated with the robbers.

FAR EAST Ref

Date Time

1.

14.01.2005 0430 LT Anchored Boarded

2.

16.01.2005 0010 LT Anchored Boarded

3.

01.02.2005 0030 LT Berthed Boarded

4.

24.02.2005 0430 LT Anchored Boarded

5.

10.07.2005 0200 LT Anchored Boarded

6.

30.07.2005 Berthed Boarded

7.

31.07.2005 1900 LT Anchored Boarded

8.

04.08.2005 Anchored Boarded 19.08.2005 2000 LT Anchored Boarded

9.

Name of Ship Type/Flag/Grt/ IMO Number NA Chemical Tanker Liberia 4995 -

Position Nanjing Anchorage, China

Mekong Straits General Cargo Bahamas 3970 8503802 Cynthia Fagan Bulk Carrier U.S.A. 21734 7821154 Trinity Chemical Tanker Marshall Islands 23842 9212395 Name Withheld Bulk Carrier Iran 20576 -

20:39N – 106:51E, Haiphong Anchorage, Vietnam Tan Thuan Port, Off Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Hon Gai Inner Anchorage, Vietnam

Name Withheld Bulk Carrier Cyprus 40609 Name Withheld Bulk Carrier Iran 20576 Name Withheld Bulk Carrier Iran 25768 Name Withheld Bulk Carrier Iran 25768 -

Xingang Port, China

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Buoy No. 39, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Buoy No. FC02, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Narration Three robbers boarded and broke padlock on a locker and stole safety equipment. Alert crew raised alarm and robbers escaped in a speedboat. Master attempted to contact local authorities but no response was received. Several robbers boarded the ship at forecastle. Duty A/B raised alarm and crew mustered. Robbers stole ship’s stores and fled in an unlit boat. Port authorities informed. Two robbers boarded the ship at berth during discharging operations. They broke into storeroom and tried to steal ship’s stores. Alert crew raised alarm and robbers escaped empty handed. Robbers boarded the tanker preparing to berth. They stole ship's stores and escaped. Two robbers boarded the ship moored to buoy during cargo operations with barges alongside. They broke open forepeak store and stole ship’s stores. Duty Officer raised alarm and robbers escaped. Robbers boarded the ship during cargo operations. They stole ship’s equipment.

Four robbers armed with long knives boarded the ship moored to buoy. Duty Officer and crew shouted and chased the robbers. They escaped with ship’s stores in small boat. Port control informed. Robbers boarded the ship moored to buoy. They broke store locks and stole ship’s stores. Two robbers armed with knives and swords boarded the ship moored to buoy. One robber tried to attack duty A/B who ran away and raised alarm and crew mustered. Robbers jumped overboard and escaped with ship’s stores. Police came for investigation at morning hours.

10. 23.09.2005 During early morning Anchored Boarded 11. 29.09.2005 0500 LT Anchored Boarded 12.

28.10.2005 1200 – 1600 UTC Anchored Boarded

13.

23.10.2005 1800 UTC Anchored Boarded

14.

24.11.2005 During Early Morning Anchored Boarded

Syms Huanghe Container Cyprus 7430 9329588 Bunga Mas 12 Container Malaysia 8612 9168570 Iran Kermanshah Bulk Carrier Cyprus 40609 9213399 Savvy Product Tanker Singapore 6694 9328699 Amstel Trader Container Netherlands 6704 9264776

Anchored 6 Miles SSW of Vung Tau Island, Vietnam Vung Tau Anchorage, Vietnam 21:25N – 108:24E, Fangcheng OPL Anchorage, China Zhanjiang No.2 Inner Anchorage, China 20:38.1N – 106:52.6E, Haiphong Anchorage, Vietnam

Robbers boarded the ship. They broke forward locker padlock and stole ship’s stores. Robbers boarded the ship and stole ship’s stores. Master informed authorities Robbers boarded a bulk carrier via anchor chain. They broke padlocks of forward store and stole ship's property and stores. Robbers boarded a tanker via hawse pipe. They broke open forward locker and stole ship's stores. Several small fishing boats were in vicinity. Authorities informed. Robbers boarded the ship and stole ship's stores. Port authorities informed.

INDIAN SUB-CONTINENT Date Time Status Type 1. 02.01.2005 2120 UTC Anchored Boarded

Ref

2. 06.01.2005 0400 LT Steaming Boarded 3. 29.01.2005 0200 LT Anchored Boarded

Name of Ship Type/Flag/Grt/ IMO Number

Position

Narration

Afra General Cargo Antigua & Barbuda 7366 8915873 Victoria 1 Product Tanker Panama 2101 8312459

Kandla Outer Anchorage, India

Six armed robbers boarded the ship, broke into forward locker and stole ship’s stores. D/O raised alarm and robbers escaped in their boat.

Chittagong Outer Anchorage, Bangladesh

Shang Yuan Men General Cargo St Vincent and Grenadines 12445 7824481

Kandla Outer Anchorage, India

Ten robbers armed with long knives boarded the tanker underway at poop deck. Alert crew raised alarm; crew mustered and activated fire hoses. Robbers stole ship’s stores and fled in their speedboat. Eight robbers armed with iron bars boarded the ship at forecastle from a fishing boat. Alert duty A/B raised alarm and robbers escaped empty handed by climbing down a rope.

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4. 02.02.2005 0350 LT Anchored Boarded

Celtic Bulk Carrier Malta 16582 8400517

Kandla Anchorage, India

5. 02.02.2005 0130 LT Anchored Boarded

Dragonaria Chemical Tanker Singapore 4206 9172765 MMM Houston Chemical Tanker Malaysia 4509 8417912

Chittagong Anchorage, Bangladesh

Smit Luzon Tug Bahamas 1293 7422295 Smit Cyclone Barge Singapore 2877 7603588 Olympias General Cargo St. Vincent and Grenadines 5567 7507693 Marissa Green General Cargo Netherlands 11894 9208203

07:49N – 076:50E, Off Trivandrum, SW Coast of India

10. 20.03.2005 2300 LT Steaming Boarded

Gulf Nomad Chemical Tanker Bahamas 27736 8613970

Chittagong Alfa Anchorage, Bangladesh

11. 30.04.2005 1230 LT Steaming Boarded

Mahaweli Tug Sri Lanka 562 7035470 Pryamee Amma Barge

08:07.24N – 076:43.33E, Off Trivandrum, SW Coast India

6. 16.02.2005 2240 LT Anchored Boarded

7. 22.02.2005 0530 LT Steaming Boarded

8. 02.03.2005 2230 LT Anchored Boarded 9. 19.03.2005 2245 LT Steaming Boarded

Chittagong ‘B’Anchorage, Bangladesh

Two robbers armed with long knives boarded the ship at forecastle. D/O raised alarm and crew mustered. Robbers jumped overboard and escaped in an unlit boat with ship’s equipment. Authorities informed. Seven robbers armed with long knives boarded the tanker. They stole ship’s stores and escaped in an unlit boat. Ten robbers armed with long knives boarded the tanker from two boats. They seized duty A/B and held him at knifepoint. D/O raised alarm and crew mustered. Robbers jumped overboard and escaped with ship’s stores. Chittagong port control informed. Two fishing boats approached the tug towing an ocean crane barge. One boat came alongside the barge and four pirates boarded and started lowering ship’s stores from deck. Alert crew mustered and pirates escaped empty handed.

Chittagong ‘B’ Anchorage, Bangladesh

Robbers armed with guns boarded the ship. They stole ship’s stores and escaped. Port control and coast guard informed but no response was received.

Chittagong ‘B’ Anchorage, Bangladesh

Robbers armed with long knives boarded the ship at stern whilst anchoring. They stole ship’s stores and escaped. Crew raised alarm, sounded whistle and fired a flare. Port control informed but no response was received Two boats with 10 robbers in each approached the ship preparing to anchor. Two robbers boarded at stern and stole ship’s stores. Alert crew raised alarm and robbers escaped. After 45 minutes, 10 robbers in one boat approached and boarded again at stern. They stole ship’s stores and escaped. Two robbers boarded a barge under tow and stole stores. Earlier four robbers in a boat had made two attempts to board at 0630 and 0930 LT.

46

12. 10.05.2005 0430 UTC Anchored Boarded

Kripa Container India 10848 7806609

13:05.7N – 080:21.0E, Chennai Anchorage, India

Five robbers boarded the ship from stern and attempted to steal ship’s stores. Alert crew raised alarm and robbers escaped empty handed in their boat. Port control and police informed.

13. 04.06.2005 0345 LT Anchored Boarded

Rickbank Bulk Carrier Brazil Onozo Tanker Liberia 57450 8818910

Chittagong Anchorage ‘A’, Bangladesh

Three robbers in a boat boarded the ship. They broke aft locker and stole ship’s stores and escaped. Coast guard informed.

Berth No.4, Jawahar Deep Terminal, Mumbai, India

Tu King Bulk Carrier Hong Kong 16749 7608344 Gem Of Ennore Bulk Carrier India 39749 9206009

Chittagong Anchorage ‘A’, Bangladesh

Two robbers boarded the tanker discharging cargo. They tried to steal ship’s stores from poop deck but duty A/B noticed them and raised alarm. Robbers escaped empty handed in an orange coloured boat. Port authorities informed and they came on board for investigation. Robbers boarded the ship and stole ship’s stores. Coast guard informed.

14. 16.06.2005 0115 LT Berthed Boarded

15. 27.06.2005 0700 LT Anchored Boarded 16. 06.07.2005 0300 LT Anchored Boarded

17. 15.07.2005 0400 LT Steaming Boarded 18. 25.07.2005 2100 LT Berthed Boarded

19. 31.07.2005 2315 LT Anchored Boarded

Darya Taal Bulk Carrier Hong Kong 18675 9126429 Darya Taal Bulk Carrier Hong Kong 18675 9126429 Pearl Panama -

13:13.7N – 080:23.4E, 1.2 Miles NE of Fairway Buoy, Ennore Anchorage, India Chittagong Anchorage, Bangladesh Chittagong Port, Bangladesh

Chittagong Anchorage ‘A’, Bangladesh

47

Three robbers boarded the ship. Alert crew raised alarm and robbers escaped empty handed.

Four robbers boarded the ship preparing to anchor. One robber held watchman at knifepoint while others broke into aft locker and stole ship’s stores. Alert crew raised alarm and robbers escaped. Robbers in a small boat approached the ship at berth. They stole zinc anodes welded to the hull using crowbars. Crew raised alarm but robbers threw stones at them and escaped. Master called authorities and a security boat arrived 10 minutes later to investigate. Three robbers boarded the ship and broke aft locker and stole ship’s stores. Master informed port control, who alerted coast guard. Coast guard came in a patrol boat and arrested the robbers.

20. 09.08.2005 0800 LT Steaming Boarded

21. 25.08.2005 0100 LT Anchored Boarded 22. 06.09.2005 2056 LT Berthed Boarded

Care Play-14 Tug Radwan Product Tanker Cyprus 23904 7913658 GPS Pioneer Tug Cambodia 337 7855296 Maersk Arizona Container USA 40594 7361180

Off Kutubdia Island, Bangladesh

A group of pirates in five trawlers armed with guns boarded the tug towing a tanker for scrap. Pirates stole stores and property from the tug and tanker. Tug sent out message for help and a coast guard ship arrived on scene. They detained the pirates and five trawlers and recovered stolen items.

Chittagong Anchorage, Bangladesh

Seven robbers armed with long knives and jungle bolos approached the tug underway. Three robbers boarded, stole stores and escaped. Later coast guard arrived for investigation. Several robbers boarded the ship at berth. They stole ship's stores and escaped. Local authorities informed.

Cochin Port, India

23. 13.09.2005 2140 UTC Anchored Boarded

Jag Palak Product Tanker India 18542 8313611

Chennai Outer Anchorage, India

24. 13.09.2005 1130 LT Anchored Boarded

Caraka Jaya Niaga III - 32 General cargo Indonesia 3257 9058476 Angelica Schulte Tanker Liberia 56163 9296822 Siam Bhavas Chemical Tanker Thailand 3995 8300494 Thomas C Bulk Carrier Cayman Islands 26862 9169342 Supreme General Cargo Mongolia 4271 8114510

Chittagong Anchorage ‘A’, Bangladesh

Four robbers boarded the ship via poop deck. Crew spotted them and raised alarm. Robbers escaped in speedboat empty handed. Authorities informed and marine police arrived for investigation. Four robbers in a boat boarded the ship and stole ship’s stores. Coast guard informed.

Cochin Oil Terminal, India

Eight robbers boarded the tanker at berth during cargo operations and escaped with ship’s stores.

Chittagong Outer Anchorage, Bangladesh

Six robbers boarded the tanker and broke open forward store and tried to steal ship’s property. Alert crew raised alarm. Robbers fled empty handed.

Chittagong Anchorage, Bangladesh

Robbers using grappling hooks boarded the ship via anchor chain. Alert crew challenged robbers who escaped in two boats waiting with four accomplices.

Chittagong Anchorage ‘B’, Bangladesh

Four robbers armed with long knives boarded the ship at stern. Crew raised alarm and robbers escaped with ship’s stores. Coast Guard informed.

25. 17.09.2005 2210 LT Berthed Boarded 26. 20.09.2005 0230 LT Anchored Boarded 27. 02.10.2005 0415 LT Anchored Boarded 28. 02.10.2005 2000 UTC Anchored Boarded

48

29. 11.10.2005 0300 LT Anchored Boarded 30. 29.12.2005 1800 LT Anchored Boarded

Joint Grace General Cargo Malta 6686 8214877 Kota Naga Container Singapore 12725 8316443

Kandla Anchorage, India

Seven robbers boarded the ship and broke into storeroom. Alert crew raised alarm and robbers escaped empty handed.

21:40.3N – 088:00.9E, Sagar Anchorage, India

Two robbers boarded the ship awaiting berthing with pilot onboard. Duty A/B raised alarm and robbers escaped with ship's stores. Pilot station and port authority informed.

AMERICAS Ref

1.

Date Time Status Type 11.01.2005 0350 LT Steaming Boarded

Name of Ship Type/Flag/Grt/ IMO Number

Position

Cape Bird Chemical Tanker Marshall Islands 25108 9260067

Kingston, Jamaica

00:06N – 051:06W, Macapa Anchorage, Amazon , Brazil Berth No.2, Rio Haina Port, Dominican Republic

2.

15.01.2005 0730 UTC Anchored Boarded

Finch Arrow General Cargo Bahamas 26130 8207329

3.

19.01.2005 0135 LT Berthed Boarded

4.

24.01.2005 2310 LT Anchored Boarded

Asphalt Victory Tanker Cayman Islands 17840 8023761 Gulf Progress Chemical Tanker Bahamas 44067 9198783

5.

07.02.2005 0400 LT Anchored Boarded

DD Fidelity Bulk Carrier St Vincent and Grenadines 13852 8413954

Callao Anchorage, Peru

03:51.5N – 077:06.2W, Buenaventura Inner Anchorage 3, Colombia

49

Narration

Three robbers armed with long knives boarded the tanker underway at forecastle. They broke in to forward locker and stole ship’s stores. Crew mustered and at 0415 robbers jumped overboard and escaped in a boat waiting with two accomplices. Kingston coast guard informed. Robbers boarded via anchor chain and stole ship’s stores from forecastle locker. Alert crew raised alarm and robbers escaped in a speedboat. Master reported incident to local authorities but there was no response. Two robbers armed with long knives boarded the tanker during cargo operations. Duty A/B raised alarm and robbers jumped overboard and escaped. Two robbers armed with knives boarded the tanker and tried to steal ship’s stores. Alert crew mustered and robbers jumped overboard and escaped in a boat waiting with other accomplices. Incident was reported to authorities and they boarded for investigation. Coast guard sent a boat to patrol area. Two robbers boarded the ship at forecastle and broke padlocks on storerooms. Alert crew raised alarm and robbers jumped overboard and escaped empty handed. Master informed coast guard and a coast guard boat arrived promptly within nine minutes for investigation.

6.

11.04.2005 0100 LT Not Stated Boarded

7.

28.04.2005 Evening hrs Anchored Boarded

8.

05.05.2005 0135 LT Anchored Boarded

9.

13.05.2005 0200 LT Anchored Boarded

10. 18.05.2005 0325 LT Anchored Boarded 11. 24.05.2005 1000 UTC Anchored Boarded 12. 06.07.2005 0550 UTC Anchored Boarded

13. 18.07.2005 0300 LT Anchored Boarded 14. 21.07.2005 2000 LT Anchored Boarded

Chimera Yacht United Kingdom June B Refrigerated Cargo St Vincent and Grenadines 1193 8117201 NA Bulk Carrier -

Buzios, Brazil

Pirates armed with guns, pistols and knives boarded the yacht. They stole cash, documents, properties and escaped.

Port Au Prince Anchorage, Haiti

Robbers armed with knives boarded the ship. They stole ship’s stores and escaped. Earlier on 27.04.2005 robbers had boarded another ship and stole ship’s stores.

Port Au Prince Anchorage, Haiti

Robbers armed with knives boarded the ship. D/O raised alarm and robbers escaped empty handed.

Madam Catamaran British Virgin Island -

Carenero, Venezuela

Sunshine Tanker Singapore 23410 8316182 Stadt Kiel Container Antigua and Barbuda 4004 9117349 Mizar Container Singapore 16107 9295505

Callao Anchorage No.8, Peru

Two robbers armed with knives and battens boarded the catamaran at anchor. They threatened the skipper who tried to resist. Robbers stole equipment and escaped in a boat waiting with an accomplice. Skipper made MAYDAY calls on VHF but no help arrived. Robbers boarded the tanker at forecastle. They stole ship's stores and escaped.

Elqui Container Marshall Islands 16177 9149897 UBC Savannah Bulk Carrier Cyprus 19743 9220976

Kingston Anchorage, Jamaica

17:52.7N – 076:47.1W, Kingston Outer Anchorage, Jamaica 17:52.19N – 076:46.61W, Kingston Anchorage, Jamaica

Callao Anchorage No.1, Peru

50

Five robbers boarded and threatened duty A/B with a knife and tied him up. A/B managed to raise alarm. Robbers broke seal of a container and tried to break into store room. Finally they stole crew belongings and escaped. Five robbers armed with long knives boarded the ship. They threatened duty A/B with knives. They broke locks of store rooms and opened a container on deck. Alert crew raised alarm and robbers escaped empty handed in their boat. Master informed authorities and two hours later coast guard came for investigation. A robber armed with a crowbar boarded the ship. Alert crew raised alarm and robber jumped overboard and escaped in boat waiting with four accomplices. Six robbers in a boat approached the ship. One robber boarded via anchor chain. Alert crew raised alarm and robber escaped empty handed. Master informed authorities and coast guard arrived for investigation.

15. 26.07.2005 2010 LT Berthed Boarded

16. 04.08.2005 0006 LT Anchored Boarded 17. 04.08.2005 0250 LT Anchored Boarded 18. 05.08.2005 0020 LT Anchored Boarded

P&O Nedlloyd Trinidad General Cargo Antigua and Barbuda 3850 9143829 Ugo De Carlini Chemical Tanker Italy 25063 9239460 BBC Ecuador General Cargo Antigua and Barbuda 5548 9222352 NA Yacht -

Georgetown Port, Guyana

Five robbers armed with guns boarded the ship departing with pilot on board. They held a crew at gunpoint and broke padlock of forward storeroom. The crewmember managed to escape and raise alarm. Robbers left empty handed.

Callao Anchorage Area No.8, Peru

Three robbers boarded the tanker by climbing the anchor chain. They broke padlocks of forward locker, stole ship’s stores and escaped. Master reported to port authorities and police. Two robbers armed with long knives boarded the ship at forecastle. They stole ship’s stores and escaped in a fishing boat. Master called port authorities on VHF but received no response. Three robbers armed with machetes boarded the yacht at anchor and started lowering the dingy. Skipper confronted one robber who slashed him with machete. Robber jumped into water and with his accomplices and started taking the dingy. Skipper pursued them but he was repeatedly slashed by robbers with the machetes causing severe injuries. Skipper’s colleague onboard contacted authorities and armed guards arrived and took skipper ashore for hospital treatment. Subsequently stolen dingy was recovered. Four robbers armed with knives and hooks boarded the tanker moored to buoy. Alert crew raised alarm and robbers escaped empty handed in an unlit speedboat. Harbour authorities informed. Four armed robbers boarded and broke in to skipper’s cabin. Alarm was raised and robbers jumped into water leaving behind two machetes. An accomplice waiting in a fishing boat picked them up. Robbers then fired gunshots at the yacht before leaving the scene. No injuries to crew. Incident reported to authorities, who began patrolling the anchorage. Four robbers boarded the tanker from forecastle. Duty watchmen raised alarm. Robbers broke padlocks of forward locker and stole ship’s stores together with safety equipment and escaped. Coast guard and port authorities were notified and both came onboard within 30 minutes to investigate.

No.2 Anchorage, Ilo, Peru

Laguna Grande, Venezuela

19. 08.09.2005 2235 UTC Anchored Boarded

Saturn Chemical Tanker Panama 3793 8318752

17:52.8N – 077:06.2W, Port Old Harbour, Jamaica

20. 30.10.2005 0130 LT Anchored Boarded

RDreamz Yacht USA -

Bahia Del Sol, El Salvador

21. 19.11.2005 2000 LT Anchored Boarded

New Century Tanker Marshall Islands 41994 9298272

10:19N075:32W, Cartagena Bay, Colombia

51

22. 03.12.2005 2215 LT Anchored Boarded 23. 16.12.2005 0630 UTC Anchored Boarded

Swan Lake Chemical Tanker Liberia 7285 8030386 Monkey’s Business Yacht -

Callao Anchorage Area No. 12, Peru

An armed robber boarded the tanker. He threatened duty A/B with a gun and stole ship’s stores.

Kingston Harbour, Jamaica

Five robbers armed with assault rifles in a 25 ft canoe with an outboard motor boarded the yacht at anchor. They took substantial equipment at gunpoint and escaped. Jamaican authorities informed. No injuries to crew.

AFRICA (SOMALIA) Ref

1.

Date Time Status Type 16.03.2005 0400 UTC Steaming Hijacked

Name of Ship Type/Flag/Grt/ IMO Number

Position

OR. Sirichainava 12 Fishing Vessel Thailand 225

12:45.35N – 051:33.18E, Somalia

2.

10.04.2005 1200 UTC Steaming Hijacked

Name Withheld LPG Panama

00:50S – 047:36E, Off Eastern Coast of Somalia

3.

10.04.2005 0950 UTC Steaming Boarded

Tim Buck Bulk Carrier Cyprus 14009 8319861

03:34.0N – 048:24.0E, 60 Miles from Eastern Coast of Somalia

52

Narration

Three armed pirates in a boat hijacked the fishing vessel underway. They directed her to come closer to Somali coast. Pirates held the 26 crewmembers as hostage for a ransom. IMB Piracy Reporting Centre alerted the Coalition warships in the area that rescued ship and crew and apprehended three pirates on 18.03.2005. Armed pirates boarded. They took hostage all 17 crewmembers, hijacked the ship and forced her to anchor close to Somali coast. IMB Piracy Reporting alerted relevant authorities. Subsequently, the ship and the crew were released on 27.04.2005 after a ransom was paid. Eight pirates armed with automatic guns and grenades in two speedboats fired upon the ship underway. Master took evasive manoeuvres, increased speed, sounded whistle, sent distress alert and crew closed doors and hid in superstructure. Two grenades hit a lifeboat, which caught fire. Pirates continued shooting and at 1000 UTC they boarded using a portable ladder. Pirates could not enter superstructure and they continued shooting at the bridge. Pirates left at 1100 UTC. One lifeboat was completely burnt and there were bullet holes in superstructure and master’s cabin window. No injuries to crew.

4.

22.05.2005 1500 LT Steaming Hijacked

5.

26.06.2005 Steaming Hijacked

6.

16.08.2005 Anchored Hijacked

7.

16.08.2005 Anchored Hijacked

8.

16.08.2005 Anchored Hijacked

9.

26.09.2005 Steaming Hijacked

10. 03.10.2005 Steaming Hijacked

11. 12.10.2005 1600 LT Anchored Hijacked 12. 18.10.2005 1250 UTC Steaming Hijacked

Reef Malindi General Cargo St Kitts 2659 5401170 Semlow General Cargo St Vincent and Grenadines 992 7102235

03:07N – 048:2E, Somalia

Pirates boarded and hijacked the ship underway. They demanded ransom for releasing the ship and the crew. The ship and crew were released on 02.07.2005.

04:47.6N – 048:12.0E, Off Hobyo, East Coast of Somalia

Zhong I No. 218 Fishing Trawler Taiwan Cheng Qing Feng Fishing Trawler Taiwan Shin Lian Fa No.36 Fishing Trawler Taiwan IBN Batouta General Cargo Algeria 4932 7302902 Torgelow General Cargo St Vincent and Grenadines 932 7119264

Off Kismayo Port, Somalia

Pirates hijacked the ship underway loaded with cargo. Ten crew are held hostage and pirates are demanding a ransom for release of the ship and crew. The ship and crew were released on 02.10.2005 after a ransom was paid. The ship safely arrived Mombasa, Kenya. Pirates hijacked the deep sea vessel. They are holding crewmembers as hostages. To date, the negotiations are still going on.

Miltzow General Cargo St Vincent and Grenadines 992 7102273 Panagia Bulk Carrier Liberia 22046 7909891

Merca Anchorage, 50 NM South Of Mogadishu, Somalia

Off Kismayo Port, Somalia

Pirates hijacked the deep sea vessel. They are holding crewmembers as hostages. To date, the negotiations are still going on.

Off Kismayo Port, Somalia

Pirates hijacked the deep sea vessel. They are holding crewmembers as hostages. To date, the negotiations are still going on.

Vicinity of Mogadishu, Somalia

Pirates hijacked the ship underway and demanded ransom for the release of crew and ship. The ship and the crew were released on 03.10.2005.

Vicinity of Kismayu / Barawa, East Coast Somalia

Somali gunmen hijacked the ship, 50 NM off the coast. She was carrying fuel and food supply for M V Semlow, which was hijacked on 16 June 2005 and recently released by her hijackers. Gunmen demanded ransom for the release of ship / crew. A ransom was paid and the ship and crew were released on 29.11.2005. Six pirates armed with guns hijacked the ship loaded with UN food aid cargo. They sailed the ship to an unknown location and discharged the cargo. The crew and ship were released on the 16.10.2005. Pirates armed with guns in speedboats fired upon the ship underway. They boarded the ship, hijacked her and took her close to Somali coast. The owners negotiated and paid a ransom. The ship and crew were released on 26.11.2005.

06:59.18N – 051:08.39E, About 90 Miles East of Somali Coast, Somalia

53

13. 20.10.2005 0747 UTC Steaming Hijacked

San Carlo Product Tanker Malta 17672 7383358

02:13N – 049:44E, Somalia

14. 07.11.2005 0600 UTC Steaming Hijacked

Laemthong Glory General Cargo Thailand 9077 7533006 Feng Jung 16 Fishing Vessel Taiwan Julia 54 General Cargo Georgia 574 6604559

04:28N – 048:01E, East Coast of Somalia

15. 30.11.2005 Morning Hrs Steaming Hijacked 16. 07.12.2005 Steaming Hijacked

04:30N – 048:00E, East Coast of Somalia Off Hobyo, East Coast of Somalia

Pirates armed with guns attacked the tanker underway. They hijacked the tanker and proceeded to an unknown destination. The owners paid a ransom and the ship and crew were released on 18.11.2005. Pirates hijacked the ship underway. They demanded ransom for the release of the ship. The owners paid a ransom and the ship and crew were released on 04.12.2005. Armed pirates hijacked the fishing vessel with 15 crew. Hijackers are demanding ransom for the release of the vessel and crew. Negotiations are still going on. Pirates hijacked the ship underway. Hijackers have demanded ransom for release of 11 crew and ship. Negotiations are still going on.

AFRICA (EXCLUDING SOMALIA) Ref

1.

Date Time Status Type 03.01.2005 0205 LT Anchored Boarded

2.

04.03.2005 0315 LT Berthed Boarded

3.

02.05.2005 0215 LT Anchored Boarded

4.

09.05.2005 0445 LT Anchored Boarded

Name of Ship Type/Flag/Grt/ IMO Number

Position

Skawhegan Product Tanker Liberia 23094 8004208 Mersa Alam General Cargo Egypt 4591 9055175 Sanmar Symphony Chemical Tanker India 28017 8320523

Lagos Port 06:18.23N – 003:25.2E, Nigeria

Astor Container Antilles Netherlands 14241 9108362

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Casablanca Port, Morocco Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria

54

Narration

Four robbers armed with knives boarded. They broke padlocks of two lockers and stole ship’s stores and escaped. Master informed local authorities. Twenty robbers armed with long knives boarded the ship at berth. D/O raised alarm and master called the police by VHF. Police arrived promptly and robbers fled after seeing the police car. Two robbers armed with knives boarded the tanker during STS cargo operations. They threatened duty A/B with knives, tied his hands, legs and gagged his mouth. Robbers tried to break into storerooms but could not succeed and left empty handed. Two robbers boarded the ship at anchor. Duty crew raised alarm and robbers jumped overboard and escaped in their boat. Port control informed.

5.

19.05.2005 0150 LT Anchored Boarded

Hyderabad General Cargo Pakistan 12395 7822081

Abidjan Anchorage, Ivory Coast

6.

24.05.2005 2110 LT Anchored Boarded

Christian D. General Cargo Antigua and Barbuda 3811 9237876

04:12.6N – 006:55.6E, Off Bonny River Fairway Buoy, Onne, Nigeria

7.

24.05.2005 2359 LT Anchored Boarded

Karin B General Cargo Denmark 2881 9042295

Vicinity of Bonny River Fairway Buoy, Onne, Nigeria

8.

29.05.2005 0015 LT Anchored Boarded

Safmarine Cotonou Container United Kingdom 21054 8417223

06:45S – 039:20E, No.2 Anchorage, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

9.

12.06.2005 0145 UTC Anchored Boarded

Happy Rover General Cargo Netherlands 10990 9139309 FPSO Jamestown Offshore Processing Ship Vanuatu 23915 5107683 Gold Carrier Bulk Carrier Singapore 16605 8400232

Takoradi Anchorage, Ghana

10. 12.06.2005 1100 LT Anchored Boarded 11. 14.06.2005 0430 LT Berthed Boarded

Warri Region, Nigeria

Douala Port, Cameroon.

55

Robbers armed with long knives boarded the ship via anchor chain. They overpowered and tied up duty A/B and robbed his personal belongings and a walkie talkie. A/B managed to free himself and raised alarm. Upon hearing the alarm, robbers jumped overboard and escaped. Armed and aggressive robbers boarded the ship at anchor. They injured several crewmembers and wounded one crewmember with gunshot. Robbers escaped in high powered speedboat with ship’s cash, bonded stores and crew personal belongings. Robbers armed with guns boarded the ship at anchor. They beat up crewmembers and fired gunshots. Robbers stole ship’s cash, stores and crew personal belongings. They escaped in a blue coloured 20ft high speed motorboat. Three robbers armed with machetes boarded the ship via hawse pipe. They stole ship’s stores and escaped. Master heaved up anchor and proceeded to open sea to drift. Port control informed. Three armed robbers boarded the ship at forecastle. They stole ship’s stores and escaped in a boat. Master informed port control, which sent officials to investigate. A group of armed persons boarded the ship. They took hostage all 45 crewmembers. After negotiations boarders departed on 15.06.2005 at 0945 LT. No injuries to crew. Four armed robbers boarded the ship at berth. They assaulted duty A/B and forced him to open bosun store. A cadet on rounds came to forecastle and he along with the A/B were held as hostages. Robbers stole ship’s stores and escaped leaving the two hostages in bosun store. Master reported incident to port control.

12. 17.06.2005 0240 LT Anchored Boarded

Tzini Bulk Carrier Malta 23272 8921834

6 NM from Fairway Buoy, Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria

13. 25.06.2005 0230 LT Anchored Boarded

Kota Anggun Container Singapore 17652 9175602

Tema Anchorage, Ghana

14. 04.07.2005 0310 LT Anchored Boarded

Global Union Chemical Tanker Singapore 3795 8317071

15. 15.07.2005 0215 LT Anchored Boarded

Octavia Tanker Philippines 28529 9282297

06:19.5N – 003:22.0E, 4NM from Break Water, Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria 06:18.2N – 003:23.4E, Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria

16. 15.07.2005 0315 LT Anchored Boarded

Nana Product Tanker 13102 7925039

06:19.7N – 003:22.5E, Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria

17. 18.07.2005 0200 LT Steaming Boarded

Kota Mesra Container Singapore 13764 9238882 ECO Dani Container Sri Lanka 5847 8518584 Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal PVC Product Tanker India 28704 8311182

06:45S – 039:29E, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

18. 22.08.2005 0245 UTC Anchored Boarded 19. 25.08.2005 0140 UTC Anchored Boarded

06:20.7N – 003:20.3E, Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria 06:18N – 003:22E, Off Lagos, Nigeria

56

Six robbers armed with guns and knives in a speedboat came alongside the ship. Four robbers boarded, held duty A/B at gunpoint and stole ship’s stores. A/B managed to raise alarm and crew mustered. Robbers escaped with ship’s stores into a waiting speedboat. No injuries to crew. Master reported to port authorities and heaved up anchor proceeded to sea for drifting. Three robbers boarded the ship via hawse pipe. They cut forward store lock but were unable to open door. Duty A/B raised alarm and crew mustered. Robbers escaped empty handed in their boat waiting with one accomplice. Port control informed. Five robbers boarded the tanker. They tied up and assaulted duty A/B. They stole ship's equipment and stores and escaped at 0340 LT. Master reported incident to authorities. Three robbers armed with knives boarded at poop deck. They held two crew as hostages and took their walkietalkies. They stole ship’s stores and escaped. Master tried to contact marine police but received no response. Master then picked up anchor and sailed to high seas for drifting 25 miles off coast. Three robbers armed with knives boarded the tanker during STS operations. Two robbers overpowered a duty A/B and held him at knifepoint. They took away his walkie-talkie and assaulted him causing serious injuries. Robbers stole ship’s stores and escaped. Eight robbers in a motorboat boarded the ship drifting off port. They broke in to a container but crew mustered and robbers escaped empty handed. Two robbers boarded the ship and tried to assault duty A/B. He managed to raise alarm and crew mustered. Robbers stole ship’s stores and broke seals of two containers before escaping. Three robbers armed with long knives boarded the tanker undergoing STS operations. They threatened duty crew, stole ship’s stores and escaped in a speedboat.

20. 25.08.2005 Anchored Boarded 21. 02.09.2005 0200 UTC Steaming Boarded 22. 03.09.2005 0400 LT Berthed Boarded 23. 13.09.2005 0200 LT Berthed Boarded 24. 16.09.2005 1220 LT Anchored Boarded

25. 27.09.2005 Anchored Boarded 26. 30.09.2005 0330 LT Anchored Boarded 27. 12.10.2005 0240 LT Anchored Boarded 28. 18.10.2005 0345 UTC Anchored Boarded

Tower Bridge Tanker Liberia 27725 9292034 London Tower Container Liberia 17651 9056519 Seabulk Treasure Island Tug Liberia 1128 7505542 Orbit General Cargo Belize 13436 7603083 Overseas Limar Chemical Tanker Marshall Islands 28357 9121003 Oragreen Product Tanker Bahamas 3033 5105295 Odin Pacific Bulk Carrier Malta 16761 9132674 Hulder Tanker Norway 24248 8601812 Salvinia Bulk Carrier Liberia 20589 7617620

Lagos Anchorage, Nigeria 06:05N – 003:24E, Off Lagos, Nigeria Total Jetty, Douala, Cameroon

Four robbers in two boats approached the ship. Two robbers boarded and attacked duty A/B. Alert crew raised alarm and directed searchlights. Robbers escaped with ship’s stores. Four robbers in a wooden boat armed with long knives boarded the ship drifting 19 NM off Lagos. Alarm was raised, crew mustered and robbers escaped. Three robbers armed with knives and spears boarded an offshore tug. They confronted duty A/B and bosun and stole ship's property and escaped.

Mahajanga Port, Madagascar

About eight robbers boarded the tanker at berth. They broke open bosun store and stole ship’s stores and escaped in a boat.

05:10N – 004:03W, Anchored Off Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Three robbers armed with knives and a steel bar boarded via anchor chain. D/O raised alarm; crew mustered and secured access doors. Robbers escaped empty handed in small boats at 1245 LT. Port control informed. Master heaved up anchor and proceeded south to drift. Robbers armed with guns boarded the tanker and shot two crewmembers.

Escravos Anchorage, Nigeria Abidjan Anchorage, Ivory Coast Dar Es Salaam Anchorage, Tanzania 09:17.6N – 013:45.2W, Conakry Anchorage, Guinea

57

Robbers armed with big knives boarded and stole ship's stores. Crew mustered and robbers jumped into water and escaped. Port authority advised master to drift 15 NM away from anchorage area. Three robbers armed with long knives boarded the tanker via hawse pipe. They threatened duty A/B and stole ship’s stores. Port control was informed and a patrol boat arrived for investigation. Three robbers in a speedboat armed with billhook boarded the ship. Two robbers assaulted duty watchman and stole ship's stores. D/O raised alarm, sounded ship's whistle and crew mustered. Robbers jumped overboard and escaped. D/O called port control but received no response.

29. 24.10.2005 0430 LT Anchored Boarded

Medea K Bulk Carrier Panama 9529 7632553

Lagos Anchorage 15 NM from Port, Nigeria

30. 27.10.2005 2030 LT Anchored Boarded

Navios Magellan Bulk Carrier Panama 39052 9214068

31. 15.12.2005 0100 LT Anchored Boarded

MOL Asante Container Monrovia 16162 9295517

20:47.8N – 017:01.8W, Off Nouadhibou Inner Anchorage, Mauritania Dar Es Salaam Outer Anchorage, Tanzania

Ten robbers armed with knives boarded the ship at stern from a speedboat during heavy rain. They threatened duty A/B and escaped with ship’s stores. Port control responded after three hours and asked master to contact agents. Eight robbers in a wooden boat fitted with an outboard motor approached the ship. Two robbers boarded via anchor chain. Duty A/B noticed them and raised alarm. Robbers escaped in their boat. Port control informed. One robber boarded the ship using grapnel hook and removed hawse pipe cover and three of his accomplices boarded via anchor chain. Duty A/B raised alarm and crew mustered. Robbers jumped overboard and escaped empty handed in a boat waiting with four accomplices.

REST OF WORLD Ref

1.

Date Time Status Type 22.04.2005 2350 LT Anchored Boarded

Name of Ship Type/Flag/Grt/ IMO Number Star 2000 Bulk Carrier Malta 21886 8124797

Position

29:37.4N – 048:45.7E, Umm Qasr, Iraq

58

Narration

Three robbers armed with guns and a knife boarded the ship using hooks attached to ropes. They took hostage several crewmembers, assaulted them and demanded money. They took crew one by one to their cabins and stole cash and personal belongings. They also stole money from ship’s safe and master’s personal belongings. They took master to poop deck and disembarked into a 5 metre wooden boat waiting with an accomplice. Master reported incident to coalition warships in the area.

2.

31.05.2005 0230 LT Anchored Boarded

Nordmillennium Tanker Cyprus 157093 9202716

Deep Water Anchorage “A”, 10NM South of Basrah Oil Terminal, Iraq

3.

15.06.2005 0315 LT Anchored Boarded

Basra Oil Terminal Anchorage ‘B’, Iraq

4.

30.06.2005 During Early Morning Hrs Steaming Boarded

5.

21.08.2005 1945 UTC Anchored Boarded

Prem Putli Tanker India 153642 9006734 Thunder Tug USA 275 8846151 Lightning Barge CEY Pioneer General Cargo Sri Lanka 6798 7611729

Umm Qasr, Iraq

29:43.6N – 048:39.3E, Um QasrKhawr Abd Allah Channel, Iraq

59

Pirates armed with AK47 rifles boarded the tanker awaiting berthing. They tried to enter bridge claiming to be policemen. Master denied them entry and pirates became violent and broke glass panels on bridge wing door and entered bridge. They assaulted the master causing him injuries and demanded money. They entered master’s cabin and located the safe and stole cash and personal belongings. They dragged the master and tried to take him to main deck and left at 0240. Master sent a MAYDAY message and activated SSAS and moved to deepwater anchorage “B”. Later a coalition warship arrived to investigate. Three robbers armed with machine guns and long knives boarded the tanker via forecastle. Alert A/B raised alarm. Robbers stole ship’s property and fled in their speedboat. No casualties. Pirates armed with guns boarded an integrated tug and barge underway. They fired shots and held crew at gunpoint and stole cash and crew personal belongings. No injuries to crew. Six robbers in two boats armed with machine guns and knives approached the ship at anchor awaiting berthing. Four robbers boarded, overpowered duty A/B and went to the bridge, where they took hostage D/O and two crewmembers. Robbers held further seven crewmembers at gunpoint and took them to Master’s cabin. By this time Master escaped and hid inside engine room. Robbers assaulted the hostages and threatened them with guns and knives and ordered them to open the safe. As none of hostages knew the safe combination they lowered the safe in their boat and escaped in a two metre dark green speedboat at 2020 UTC.

6.

27.08.2005 0255 LT Anchored Boarded

Gaz Channel LPG Tanker Panama 9367 7405039

29:43.7N – 048:39.1E, Buoy No. 3 and 5, Khawr Abd Allah, Iraq

7.

18.10.2005 0040 LT Anchored Boarded

Ocean Atlas General Cargo USA 7252 9213935

Umm Qasr Anchorage, Iraq

8.

31.10.2005 1900 LT Anchored Boarded

Genmar Honour Tanker Liberia 84488 8902606

Basrah Oil Terminal Alfa Anchorage, Iraq

9.

19.11.2005 2200 UTC Anchored Boarded

Alexandra I Bulk Carrier Panama 35886 9086942

29:43.4N – 048:37.5E, Umm Qasr Anchorage Off No. 5 Buoy, Iraq

Name Withheld Bulk Carrier Turkey 10513 -

Umm Qasr Anchorage Off No.2 Buoy, Iraq

10. 20.11.2005 0345 LT Anchored Boarded

60

Three robbers armed with machine guns and steel bar boarded the tanker. They smashed bridge window and held 2/O and master at gunpoint. They fired a shot at the master missing his shoulder by 20 cm and forced him to open safe and stole cash. Robbers then threatened C/E and escaped at 0315 LT stealing ship's stores. Master reported to coalition forces who asked him for details of attack. Master advised ships not to anchor in this area during night hours. Three robbers armed with AK-47 in a blue-hulled boat boarded the ship. They took hostage C/O, bosun and an A/B. They went to the bridge demanded money form the master. They fired a gunshot and stole ship’s cash and escaped in their boat. Master heaved up anchor and remained adrift. Three robbers armed with machine guns and knives boarded the tanker. They tied up two crewmembers at forecastle and entered accommodation. Then they took three crewmembers as hostage and went to master's cabin and fired shots at stairs. Robbers ransacked master's cabin and escaped with ship's safe. Three pirates armed with machine guns and pistols boarded and took 2/O hostage. They forced him to take them to master's cabin. They threatened the master with machine guns and stole ship's cash and master’s personal property. They then assaulted 2/O and stole his cash and property. Master and 2/O suffered injuries. Pirates damaged radio equipment and took the 2/O to forecastle and escaped in a waiting speedboat. Master activated SSAS and notified RCC Australia. Later a naval ship came to provide assistance. Five heavily armed robbers boarded the ship from starboard quarter. They took hostage two duty crew on deck and went to bridge where they held 2/O and two seamen at gunpoint. They went to master's cabin and stole master's property and cash from ship's safe. They then proceeded to C/O cabin and stole cash. Robbers escaped in their speedboat. Master and crew received serious injuries. Crew contacted coalition forces who provided medical assistance.

ATTEMPTED ATTACKS 1 January – 31 December 2005 SOUTH EAST ASIA (MALACCA STRAITS) Ref

1.

Date Time Status Type 13.05.2005 0110 LT Steaming Attempted

Name of Ship Type/Flag/Grt/ IMO Number

Position

Narration

Aso General Cargo Singapore 16600 8200618

05:13N – 098:06E, Malacca Straits

Armed persons in an unlit 7m craft approached the ship underway. D/O took evasive manoeuvres but craft came into contact at port side causing damage to ship’s hull. D/O sounded whistle and called craft on VHF but received no response. No boarding took place. Three small crafts from a big mother fishing vessel came close to the ship underway. Persons in boats attempted to board the ship at stern. Master raised alarm, took evasive manoeuvres, sounded ship’s whistle and fired rocket flares. After 30 minutes attempted boarding was aborted. At 2300 LT, persons in two small crafts attempted to board at port quarter. Crew directed searchlights, sounded ship’s whistle and fired rocket flares. After 10 minutes attempted boarding was aborted. Pirates armed with guns fired upon a fishing vessel wounding two crewmembers. Later they were taken ashore for hospital treatment.

2.

10.06.2005 2200 LT Steaming Attempted

Nagato General Cargo Panama 9235 9240055

05:02.5N – 098:58.4E, Malacca Straits

3.

21.07.2005 2030 LT Steaming Fired upon

12 NM Off Muar, Johor, Malacca Straits

4.

04.08.2005 0600 LT Steaming Attempted

NA Fishing Vessel Malaysia Stefania L Bulk Carrier Panama 38365 9213791

5.

01.10.2005 1200 LT Steaming Attempted

Hal Supporter Supply Ship India 1085 8129096

06:11.4N – 097:06.3E, Northern Tip Of Sumatra, Malacca Straits

02:19.5N – 101:50E, 5NM Off Tanjung Tuan, Malacca Straits

61

Several persons in an unlit speedboat, length 6M, approached the ship underway. They came within one cable intending to board. Crew mustered, activated fire hoses and directed searchlights. Speedboat slowed down and fled. Ten persons in a fishing boat chased the ship underway. Crew activated fire hoses and master took evasive manoeuvres. Attempted boarding was aborted.

SOUTH EAST ASIA (EXCLUDING MALACCA STRAITS) Ref

1.

Date Time Status Type 10.02.2005 0900 LT Anchored Attempted

Name of Ship Type/Flag/Grt/ IMO Number

Position

Ju Fu Men General Cargo Panama 16736 7909114

Banjarmasin Roads, Indonesia.

Great Luck Bulk Carrier Hong Kong 37663 9171204 Happy Clipper Bulk Carrier Hong Kong 38366 9218521 Yohteisan Tanker Panama 149282 9197856

01:15N – 104:05.2E, Singapore Straits

2.

11.03.2005 1905 UTC Steaming Attempted

3.

26.03.2005 1830 UTC Berthed Attempted

4.

05.04.2005 1615 LT Steaming Attempted

5.

08.04.2005 0345 LT Steaming Attempted

NA Bulk Carrier China 38712 -

01:16.0N – 104:10.0E, Singapore Straits

6.

30.04.2005 2300 LT Steaming Attempted

7.

04.05.2005 2255 LT Steaming Attempted

Dong Du General Cargo Vietnam 6935 8807674 Agate Tanker Singapore 50063 8413461

00:24S – 118:12E, Makassar Straits, Indonesia 01:23.07S 117:06.57E, Makassar Straits, Indonesia

8.

19.06.2005 2030 LT Steaming Attempted

Spring Peacock Bulk Carrier Panama 37689 9170262

02:03N – 119:20.6E, North of Makassar Straits, Indonesia

01:12.1S – 116:47.2E, Balikpapan Coal Terminal, Indonesia 01:08.8N – 103:29.0E, Singapore Straits

62

Narration

Twelve robbers armed with knives attempted to board the ship along with stevedores. C/O and bosun spotted them and stopped them boarding. Robbers threatened C/O and bosun with knives. Master raised alarm and crew mustered. Robbers aborted boarding and escaped in their speedboats. Persons in three boats attempted to board the ship underway. Alert crew raised alarm, activated fire hoses and switched on deck lights. After 15 minutes attempted boarding was aborted. Four persons in a fast craft approached the ship at berth. Two persons tried to board by climbing a mooring rope. Alert crew raised alarm and boarding was averted. Authorities informed. Seven small boats surrounded a tanker underway. Persons in one boat attempted to board at stern during heavy rain and poor visibility. Crew activated fire hoses and ship increased speed. Boarding was averted. Several small boats surrounded the ship underway and persons inside attempted to board. Master took evasive manoeuvres, sounded whistle, directed searchlights and crew activated fire hoses. Attempt continued for about 50 minutes and then boats moved away. Three unlit wooden fishing boats approached the ship underway. Master raised alarm, crew mustered and directed searchlights. After 35 minutes boats moved away. Pirates in a six-meter blue and black hull coloured speedboat attempted to board at stern of the tanker underway. Master raised alarm and took evasive manoeuvres. Pirates followed the ship for 15 minutes and moved away. Pirates in a speedboat attempted to board the ship underway from poop deck. Ship took evasive manoeuvres, raised alarm and directed searchlights at boat. Pirates aborted the attempt. All ships in vicinity informed via VHF 16.

9.

20.06.2005 1015 LT Steaming Attempted

10. 11.07.2005 1100 LT Steaming Attempted 11. 24.07.2005 2110 LT Anchored Attempted 12.

04.08.2005 0430 LT Anchored Attempted

13.

19.08.2005 2030 LT Steaming Fired upon

14.

13.10.2005 0500 LT Steaming Attempted

15.

27.10.2005 0836 LT Steaming Fired upon

16.

11.12.2005 2000 LT Anchored Attempted

Garibaldo Tug United Kingdom 499 9314349

01:17N – 104:12E, Singapore Straits

Big Wave Bulk Carrier Cyprus 36986 8803886 Count Product Tanker Singapore 23801 7920558

01:17.50S – 117:09.50E, Balikpapan, Indonesia

Santa Victoria Bulk Carrier Liberia 40030 9244788 Bonia Star 21 Tug Malaysia 134 9102435 Singa Besar 5 Barge Malaysia 1692 Azure Bulk Carrier Panama 35243 8023979 Chemroad Wing Chemical Tanker Panama 18733 9309502 Century River Tanker Panama 57944 9200756

01:41.7S – 116:38.4E, Adang Bay Anchorage, Indonesia 02:37.1N – 108:57.0E, Off Natuna Islands, Indonesia

Balikpapan Inner Anchorage, Indonesia

Persons wearing dark clothes in four speedboats with open tops about 6-8 metres long, approached the tug underway. Bosun raised alarm and crew mustered. One boat came very close to stern and persons inside attempted to board. Crew activated fire hoses and boats moved back and later moved away. Pirates armed with long knives attempted to board the ship underway from a 4 metre long speedboat. Alert crew repelled boarders. Three robbers were in the process of boarding the ship. Alert crew raised alarm and robbers jumped back in the water and escaped in a motorboat waiting with three accomplices. Boat was about seven metres with blue hull. Four robbers were in the process of boarding the ship using hooks attached to ropes. Alert crew raised alarm and robbers aborted boarding. Pirates armed with guns in a fishing boat fired upon a tug towing a barge causing damage to navigational equipment and accommodation. Master cast off the barge, took evasive manoeuvres and proceeded to Singapore. No injuries to crew.

Sunda Straits, Indonesia

An unlit boat chased the ship underway. Alert crew raised alarm, directed searchlights and activated fire hoses. Boat aborted the chase.

08:41.565S – 115:43.911E, Lombok Strait, Indonesia

Pirates armed with guns in a speedboat fired upon the tanker underway. Bridge window destroyed by gunshots. No injuries to crew. Several fishing boats were in the vicinity. An unlit boat approached the tanker and came close to stern. Alert crew raised alarm and directed searchlights and informed terminal via VHF. A patrol boat arrived and the boat fled.

01:05S – 117:14E, Senipah Anchorage, Indonesia

63

FAR EAST Position

Date Time Status 03.02.2005 1530 UTC Steaming Attempted

Name of Ship Type/Flag/Grt/ IMO Number Ida Selmer Bulk Carrier Marshall Islands 27986 9266190

2.

11.04.2005 1200 UTC Steaming Attempted

03:30N – 104:24E, South China Sea

3.

25.04.2005 0315 UTC Steaming Attempted

4.

15.06.2005 1800 UTC Steaming Attempted

Advance Product Tanker Singapore 30045 8107127 Elizaveta Bulk Carrier Georgia 12034 7623100 Winning Run General Cargo Panama 6381 9254757

5.

12.10.2005 0600 LT Steaming Attempted

05:01N – 111:27E, South China Sea

6.

02.12.2005 0200 LT Steaming Attempted

Tamil Nadu Bulk Carrier India 28029 9107631 Gas Orchis LPG Panama 3615 9016698

Ref 1.

19:43N – 119:20E, Off Luzon Strait, South China Sea

07:15.4N – 108:20.4E, South China Sea 01:59N – 104:45E, South China Sea

10:19N – 108:50E, Off Vietnam, South China Sea

64

Narration A craft doing 20 kts approached the ship underway at starboard side. D/O raised alarm and took evasive manoeuvres. Crew switched on deck lights, directed searchlights and activated fire hoses. Attempt was aborted and craft moved away. Two boats, one unlit, followed the tanker. When boats came within four cables, crew mustered, sounded whistle and switched on lights and boats moved away. Persons in two fishing boats attempted to board the ship underway by tying ropes to ship’s side. Attempt foiled. Three unlit crafts approached the ship underway and came within 1 cable at port bow. D/O raised alarm; crew mustered, directed searchlights, switched on deck lights and activated fire hoses. Crafts then changed course and attempted to board at stern. Finally they moved away. Three speedboats doing over 23 kts approached the ship underway. Ship took preventive measures and boats moved away. Persons inside a fishing boat attempted to board the tanker underway using a hook attached to a rope. Master zigzgged course to prevent boarding. After a few attempts fishing boat gave up and fled.

INDIAN SUB-CONTINENT Ref

1.

Date Time Status Type 14.03.2005 1336 LT Anchored Attempted

Position

Narration

Tyco Durable Cable-Layer Marshall Islands 12184 9242376 Thistle Tanker Liberia 57450 8916190 Dawei Container Myanmar 9436 9158123

13:05.4N – 080:22.4E, Chennai Outer Anchorage, India 21:16N 091:31E, 60 NM SSW Off Chittagong, Bangladesh Chittagong Anchorage ‘C’, Bangladesh

A robber climbed up anchor chain of the ship. Alert crew raised alarm and the robber jumped in to sea and escaped in a boat waiting with five accomplices. Port control informed. One fishing boat approached the tanker underway. Boat came close to starboard quarter and persons inside attempted to board. Master took evasive action and boarding was averted. Robbers in a boat attempted to board the ship by using a hook attached to ropes. Anti-piracy watch spotted them and raised alarm and crew mustered. Robbers aborted boarding and escaped in their boat. Several persons in two fishing boats attempted to board the ship underway. Crew raised alarm, activated fire hoses and fired one rocket flare. Master took evasive manoeuvres and after 35 minutes boats moved away. Ten robbers armed with long knives in a boat approached the ship. D/O raised alarm and crew mustered at poop deck. Robbers using long bamboo pole attached to a hook attempted to board. Alert crew used tonnage to prevent boarding and robbers fled after 15 minutes. About ten robbers in a fishing boat / country craft attempted to board the tanker at starboard quarter. Duty seaman raised alarm and crew mustered. Robbers fled in their boat. Port control informed and a police launch arrived 30 minutes later to investigate.

Name of Ship Type/Flag/Grt/ IMO Number

2.

05.05.2005 2320 LT Steaming Attempted

3.

26.06.2005 0230 LT Anchored Attempted

4.

25.08.2005 1300 LT Steaming Attempted

Eugenia General Cargo Honduras 731 7618260

21:36N – 091:19E, Chittagong, Bangladesh

5.

28.09.2005 2310 LT Anchored Attempted

Name Withheld General Cargo Iran 13914 -

Chittagong Anchorage, Bangladesh

6.

05.10.2005 0220 LT Anchored Attempted

C.V. Raman Tanker India 25040 8017798

Chennai Anchorage, India

65

AMERICAS Ref

Date Time Status Type 1. 09.08.2005 0035 UTC Anchored Attempted 2. 25.08.2005 0225 UTC Anchored Attempted

Name of Ship Type/Flag/Grt/ IMO Number

Position

Name Withheld Container Panama 13448 -

17:52.4N – 076:47.1W, Kingston Outer Anchorage, Jamaica

CB Paradise Bulk Carrier Panama 25557 9263241

17:48.5N – 077:06.5W, Rocky Point Anchorage, Jamaica

66

Narration

Four robbers in an unlit boat tried to board the ship. D/O raised alarm, sounded whistle and crew mustered and robbers aborted boarding. Ship heaved up anchor and moved out of anchorage area. Three persons in an unlit speedboat attempted to board the ship via anchor chain. Alert duty crew raised alarm and boarding was averted.

AFRICA (SOMALIA) Ref

1.

Date Time Status Type 15.03.2005 1330 UTC Steaming Fired upon

Name of Ship Type/Flag/Grt/ IMO Number

Position

Honor Pescadores General Cargo Panama 8451 9290206

11:59.1N – 051:16.6E, Somalia

2.

31.03.2005 1330 UTC Steaming Attempted

Trust Dubai Vehicles Carrier Panama 5879 8701387

00:40.5N – 048:49.1E, Somalia

3.

06.06.2005 1535 UTC Steaming Fired upon

Tigris -

02:23N – 046:07E, Off Mogadishu, Somalia

4.

16.07.2005 1325 LT Steaming Fired upon

Hanseduo Container Antigua and Barbuda 6670 8324725

03:05N – 048:05E, East Coast of Somalia

5.

16.07.2005 1600 LT Steaming Fired upon

MMM Parana Ro-Ro Malaysia 7049 7714533

04:37.4N – 048:25.9E, East Coast of Somalia

6.

17.07.2005 1830 LT Steaming Fired upon

Car Star 1 Vehicles Carrier Cyprus 41363 8013687

12:09.2N – 050:52.0E, Off Caluula, NE Coast Of Somalia

67

Narration

Three pirates armed with guns in white hull speedboat chased the ship underway and fired upon her. Crew raised alarm, activated fire hoses, increased speed and took evasive manoeuvres. After 30 minutes pirates aborted attempt and fled. Six pirates armed with guns and grenades in two speedboats attempted to board the ship underway. Ship sent distress message, increased speed and took evasive manoeuvres. Pirates aborted attempted boarding at 1520 UTC. Three pirates armed with automatic guns in a white speedboat opened fire on the ship underway. USS Gonzalez, a US naval ship in the area responded to a distress call from the master and came close to assist. USS Gonzalez fired parachute flares and directed searchlights to illuminate the area and escorted the ship to a safer location away from Somali Coast. No injuries to crew but gunfire by pirates caused 10 bullet holes on starboard side near bridge. Four pirates armed with guns in a speedboat fired upon the ship underway and tried to board at starboard quarter. Ship increased speed and took evasive manoeuvres. Crew activated fire hoses and fired rocket flares. After 15 minutes pirates aborted boarding. Four pirates armed with bazooka missiles and machineguns in military fatigue fired upon the ship underway. Ship suffered damages with bullets holes. Pirate craft was white hull and black bulwark with high-powered engine. No injuries to crew. Seven pirates in two white boats, 4M long armed with guns opened fire on the ship underway and attempted to board from stern. Ship increased speed and crew activated fire hoses. After 10 minutes boats moved away. No damage to ship or injuries to crew.

7.

18.07.2005 0300 LT Steaming Fired upon

MSC Namibia Container Greece 27754 7383906

12:11N – 050:27E, Off Caluula, NE Coast Of Somalia

Six pirates in two boats armed with guns opened fire on the ship underway. Ship increased speed and boats moved away. No damage to ship or injuries to crew.

8.

21.07.2005 1100 LT Steaming Attempted

03:30N – 049:20E, Off East Coast Somalia

Six pirates armed with guns in two boats attempted to board the ship underway. Crew mustered and ship increased speed. Pirates aborted boarding.

9.

21.07.2005 1745 LT Steaming Fired upon

Jolly Marrone Ro-Ro Italy 30969 7931753 San Felice Bulk Carrier Malta 20815 7921954

03:38N – 049:30E, Somalia

10. 26.07.2005 1110 UTC Steaming Fired upon

Cielo Di Milano Product Tanker Italy 25400 9241815

03:09N – 048:47E, 90 NM Off East Coast of Somalia

11. 28.07.2005 0415 UTC Steaming Fired upon

Alexis Bulk Carrier Gibraltar 15904 8107593 Captain George I Bulk Carrier Panama 36821 8102256

04:08.5N – 049:49.3E, Off East Coast Somalia

Pirates armed with guns in a speedboat about 8 to 10 metres long, blue and white hull, attempted to board the ship underway. Master raised alarm; crew mustered, activated fire hoses and fired one rocket flare. Pirates opened fire with automatic guns. Master increased speed, took evasive manoeuvres and moved away from Somali Coast. Pirates abandoned boarding due to rough weather. Eight pirates armed with machine guns and RPG in two speedboats approached the tanker underway. One boat came within 30 metres and fired shots at the ship. Crew mustered and activated fire hoses. Master increased speed, took evasive manoeuvres and proceeded away from the coast. Boats aborted attempted boarding. Boats were white hulled with blue stripes and four persons manned each boat. No injuries to crew and no damage to ship. Six pirates armed with guns in a white hull speedboat fired upon the ship underway. Alert crew mustered and boarding was averted.

Pleione Bulk Carrier Bahamas 36559 9120059

05:05N – 051:05E, 150 Miles Off Eastern Coast of Somalia

12. 29.07.2005 1445 LT Steaming Fired upon

13.

30.09.2005 2320 UTC Steaming Attempted

12:24N – 050:30E, Off Caluula, North Eastern Coast of Somalia

68

Five pirates armed with guns in a white speedboat fired upon the ship. Crew mustered, activated fire hoses and fired rocket flares. Master increased speed, took evasive manoeuvres and moved away from the coast. Attempted boarding was averted. Pirates in a fishing boat attempted attack the ship underway. They came within 1.7 NM and master took evasive manoeuvres. Pirates chased the ship for two hours and finally aborted attempt.

14. 26.10.2005 1810 LT Steaming Attempted

Orion Princess Product Tanker Panama 1986 7315246

06:09N – 053:45E, 250 NM Off East Coast of Somalia

15. 05.11.2005 Around 0325 UTC Steaming Fired upon

Seabourn Spirit Cruise / Passenger Ship Bahamas 9975 8807997

02:59N – 048:01E, 70 NM from East Coast Somalia

16. 05.11.2005 1200 – 1400 UTC Steaming Attempted

Great Morning Bulk Carrier Hong Kong 17679 9282780

04:26.3N – 054:14.6E, East Coast of Somalia

17. 06.11.2005 0648 UTC Steaming Fired upon

MSC Selin Ro-Ro Panama 22131 7822548

02:29.3N – 048:28.2E, East Coast of Somalia

18. 08.11.2005 0900 LT Steaming Attempted

Makran General Cargo Pakistan 16199 7602235

01:38.6N – 053:58.7E, 390 NM Off Eastern Somali Coast, Somalia

19. 06.12.2005 1030 LT Steaming Fired upon

Sirichai Petroleum 2 Product Tanker Thailand 711 7722865

12:01N – 050:35E, NE Coast of Somalia

69

Five speedboats flashed lights at the tanker and chased her. One boat increased speed and came close on port beam. Crew switched on deck lights and ship moved further away from the Somali coast and boat gave up chase. Six heavily armed pirates in two boats chased the ship. They fired rocket launchers and machine guns causing damage to ship’s side. Master took evasive manoeuvres and sailed away from the coast. Pirates aborted the attempt and fled. One crew sustained injuries to his hand. A ship underway spotted a craft drifting 16 nm away. When ship came close, the craft suddenly increased speed and chased the ship. Master took evasive manoeuvres, increased speed and moved away from the coast. Craft continued the chase until 1400 UTC before moving away. Craft had one derrick and master suspects this may be a mother ship to launch speedboats to attack ships. Pirates armed with rocket launchers and machineguns fired upon the ship underway. Master took evasive manoeuvres and increased speed to maximum. Pirates’ boats fell behind and ceased firing. Bridge windows were damaged due to gunfire. The ship underway spotted a craft drifting 15 NM away. Master altered course and increased speed. Craft followed and launched a boat to chase. Craft continued pursuit until 1030 LT before giving up and ship resumed her course. Armed pirates in speedboats chased the tanker underway and fired upon her. Master increased speed and took evasive manoeuvres. Pirates abandoned chase and moved away.

AFRICA (EXCLUDING SOMALIA) Ref

Date Time Status Type 1. 02.03.2005 0110 LT Anchored Attempted

Name of Ship Type/Flag/Grt/ IMO Number

Polestar Refrigerated Cargo Panama 4574 8914221

Position

Tema Roads, Ghana

2. 08.03.2005 1700 LT Steaming Fired upon

Mahdi Yacht USA -

13:28N – 048:07E, 30 Miles Off The Coast of Yemen, Gulf Of Aden

3. 08.03.2005 1700 LT Steaming Fired upon

Gandalf Yacht USA -

13:28N – 048:07E, 30 Miles Off The Coast of Yemen, Gulf Of Aden

4. 15.03.2005 0531 UTC Steaming Attempted

NMT Silvia RoRo Cargo Panama 6894 8521945

14:20N – 050:50E, Gulf of Aden

5. 24.05.2005 1100 UTC Steaming Attempted

NMT Elise Ro-Ro Panama 6894 8521957 Frio Caribic Refrigerated Cargo Panama 5322 8303898

15:19.5N – 041:32.5E, Southern Red Sea

6. 07.06.2005 0120 LT Anchored Fired upon

04:12.3N – 006:57.3E, Bonny River Anchorage, Nigeria

70

Narration

Ten robbers in a motorboat attempted to board the ship. Alert crew activated fire hoses and directed searchlights. Robbers aborted attempt and fled. Port control informed who advised master to heave up anchor and move further offshore. Two fast boats with four men in each boat approached two yachts underway and opened fire aiming at cockpits. Crew of one yacht returned fire and wounded one pirate. One yacht rammed one of the pirate boats and pirates aborted attempt and fled. Both yachts sustained bullet holes and damage to hull. Description of pirate boats – 30 ft length, blue hulled rib cage with outboard motors. Two fast boats with four men in each boat approached two yachts underway and opened fire aiming at cockpits. Crew of one yacht returned fire and wounded one pirate. One yacht rammed one of the pirate boats and pirates aborted attempt and fled. Both yachts sustained bullet holes and damage to hull. Description of pirate boats – 30 ft length, blue hulled rib cage with outboard motors. Three speedboats with four persons in each boat approached the ship underway and persons attempted to board. Crew activated fire hoses, sounded whistle and warned ships in vicinity. One boat was yellow and two were brown. Persons in two boats attempted to come alongside the ship underway. Master raised alarm and increased speed. Attempt was aborted. Five robbers armed with machine guns attempted to board the ship using hooks attached to ropes. Alert crew raised alarm and crew mustered. Robbers fired several shots and escaped. Bullets hit bulwark but caused no injuries to crew.

7. 23.07.2005 1030 LT Steaming Attempted

NA -

13:41.53N – 042:29.16E, Southern Red Sea

8. 23.07.2005 1650 LT Steaming Attempted

NA -

12:32.3N – 043:26.6E, SE Lane of Bab El Mandeb TSS, Southern Tip of Red Sea

9. 03.08.2005 1600 UTC Steaming Attempted

Takis Chemical Tanker Panama 7064 9316543

13:24.0N – 049:25.0E, Gulf of Aden

Astor Container Antilles Netherlands 14241 9108362 Name Withheld Bulk Carrier Hong Kong -

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

10. 03.08.2005 0212 LT Steaming Attempted 11. 31.08.2005 0130 LT Steaming Attempted

12. 11.12.2005 0810 LT Steaming Attempted 13. 14.12.2005 2040 LT Steaming Attempted 14. 15.12.2005 0145 LT Anchored Attempted

Laemthong Glory General Cargo Thailand 9077 7533006 Fortune Spirit Bulk Carrier Hong Kong 21227 9300910 Alexandros Th. Bulk Carrier Cyprus 20866 8217697

15:01N – 041:53E, About 150 Miles NW of Bab El Mandeb TSS, Southern Red Sea 13:07N – 049:13E, Gulf of Aden 12:12.8N – 046:10.8E, Gulf of Aden

06:44.7S – 039:20.2E, Dar Es Salaam OPL Anchorage, Tanzania

71

12-armed persons in two low profile, white hull speedboats approached the ship underway at high speed. Persons in both boats attempted to board the ship. Crew raised alarm, sounded whistle and activated fire hoses. Attempted boarding was aborted. Six pirates armed with guns in a low profile wooden boat with an outboard motor at speed 20 knots approached the ship underway intending to board. Master raised alarm and crew mustered on deck. Persons aborted attempt, increased speed and went towards a fully loaded tanker in the vicinity. Persons armed with guns in two speedboats trailed the tanker underway at range of 10nm. Ten minutes later, they increased speed and came within two cables astern. Alert crew prevented boarding. Later, three speedboats made similar attempts to board but ship took evasive manoeuvres and boarding was averted. Ten persons in a white boat attempted to board the ship underway. Crew mustered and robbers aborted boarding. Pirates in a boat attempted to board the ship underway from starboard side. Master took evasive manoeuvres; crew mustered, directed searchlights and activated fire hoses. Pirates then tried to board from stern but aborted attempt at 0215 LT. Persons in a small speedboat chased the ship underway and attempted to board her. Master increased speed and took evasive manoeuvres. Boarding was averted. An unlit white coloured speedboat doing over 25kts came close to the ship underway. Persons inside speedboat asked master to stop. Master took evasive manoeuvres and crew mustered. After 20 minutes speedboat fled. Seven persons in an unlit boat approached the ship. Two persons attempted to board via anchor chain. Alert crew prevented boarding.

REST OF WORLD Date Time Status Type 1. 02.01.2005 0730 LT Steaming Attempted

Ref

Name of Ship Type/Flag/Grt/ IMO Number

Position

Maersk Merlion Container Singapore 49874 8904111

26:13.2N – 056:52.2E, Straits of Hormuz, Persian Gulf / Arabian Sea

2. 12.01.2005 1045 LT Steaming Attempted

MSC Lugano Container Panama 35958 8714217

20:47N – 059:14E, Off Oman, Arabian Sea

3. 12.12.2005 0200 UTC Steaming Attempted

Zuljalal General Cargo Hong Kong 10320 7724667

04:50.5S – 048:00.0E, Indian Ocean

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Narration

Several persons armed with guns in six blue speedboats, about 6-8 meters long crossed the ship underway from starboard to port. They were dressed in black clothes with facemasks. D/O raised alarm and crew mustered and activated fire hoses. Boats followed the ship but later moved away. Four masked pirates in four white hull speedboats attempted to board the ship underway. Alert D/O raised alarm, crew mustered and activated fire hoses and master took evasive manoeuvres. Pirates aborted attempted boarding and moved away. At 1115 LT, master observed another six speedboats in the vicinity. A fishing trawler chased the ship underway. Ship took evasive manoeuvres but trawler kept following. When trawler came within 1.4 NM, ship increased speed and the chase was abandoned. Trawler did not respond when ship tried to call on VHF. Description, 50/60 metres length, white hull with boom.

ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Piracy and Armed Robbery - 1 Jan to 31 December 2005 Attacks in S E Asia, Indian Sub Cont and Far East

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ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Piracy and Armed Robbery - 1 Jan to 31 December 2005 Attacks in Africa Arabian Sea = 2 Indian ocean = 1 1

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ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Piracy and Armed Robbery - 1 Jan to 31 December 2005 Attacks in Caribbean, South and Central America Dominian Republic = 1 Haiti = 2 Jamaica = 8

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ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Piracy and Armed Robbery - 1 Jan to 31 December 2005 Attacks off Somalia

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ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Piracy and Armed Robbery - 1 Jan to 31 December 2005 Attacks in the Malacca Straits

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ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Piracy and Armed Robbery - 1 Jan to 31 December 2005 Attacks in Iraqi waters

Umm Qasr

Basrah Oil Terminal

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