First Pirate Boarding for 2014
International Marine Bureau has reported the first pirate boarding incident for 2014. Around 55nm west of Corisco Island, Gabon, five pirates boarded a drifting gas carrier. Alert crew raised the alarm and blew the ships horn resulting in the pirates escaping. The master reported that there were a few tugboats and unlit fishing vessels without automatic identification systems in the vicinity.
The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre is the world’s only manned centre receiving and disseminating reports of piracy and armed robbery 24 hours a day, across the globe.