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Thursday, May 21st, 2009
21.05.2009: 0320 LT: Lagos roads: Nigeria.[wp_geo_map] Six robbers armed with automatic weapons boarded a general cargo ship at anchor. They broke down master and chief officer’s cabin doors and stole ships cash. Master raised a distress signal. Robbers left the ship 20 minutes later after stealing ship and personal properties. Read More


Saturday, May 9th, 2009
09.05.2009: 0001-0600 LT: Pier 5D, Callao port, Peru. [wp_geo_map]   Robbers boarded a container ship at berth during cargo operations. Despite having four shore watchmen and extra lighting, the robbers managed to steal ship's rescue boat's engine and escape. Local authorities informed. Read More


Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
05.05.2009: 0250 LT: Cochin anchorage, India[wp_geo_map]   Three robbers boarded a product tanker at anchor using a rope and hook. Robbers stole and lowered ship’s stores into a waiting boat. The 2nd officer noticed the robbers and approached the robbers with other crewmembers. Robbers jumped overboard and escaped with stolen stores. Read More

Pirate Suspect Charged as Adult in New York

Friday, May 1st, 2009
... On Tuesday, less than two weeks after the government says Mr. Muse and three other men took command of an American cargo ship off the coast of Africa, Mr. Muse was sitting in a packed courtroom, almost swallowed up by a large chair, his left hand bandaged heavily, as lawyers and a federal magistrate judge wrestled for more than an hour just to figure out how old he was... Source: New York Times Read More

South China Sea

Saturday, April 25th, 2009
03:10.8N - 105:28.5E, Off Pulau Mangkai, South China Sea.   Five pirates armed with long knives in a boat boarded a container ship underway. They attacked the master and stole ship's cash and escaped. No injuries to crew Read More


Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
21.04.2009: 0510 LT: Posn: 06:46S – 039:21E, Dar es Salaam anchorage, Tanzania. [wp_geo_map]   Alert duty crew onboard a tanker at anchor saw a boat near the port quarter. The duty watchman raised alarm. On hearing the alarm ten robbers were sighted on the poop-deck. The robbers jumped overboard and escaped. On inspection the robbers had managed to gain access and steal ship stores by cutting the padlocks to the store. Port authority was informed. Read More