30 Mar '12, 9pm

EagleSpeak: Somali Pirates and Other Piracy: The ONI Weekly

EagleSpeak: Somali Pirates and Other Piracy: The ONI Weekly

1. (U) CARIBBEAN: Petroleum products tanker boarded on 24 March while anchored. Petroleum products tanker boarded on 24 March while anchored at position 18:32 N – 72:23 W, the Port au Prince anchorage. Two boats approached the vessel during a heavy rain. Duty crew noticed there were 2-3 armed robbers on each boat and one robber threatened him by waiving a hand gun. One of the robbers armed with machete managed to board the tanker and was seen attempting to cut the mooring rope. Duty Officer raised the alarm and contacted pilot station for assistance. On hearing the alarm, the robber jumped into the water with small amount of stolen ship’s stores and escaped. A coast guard boat came to the location and investigated the immediate area. Master weighed anchor and proceed to drift outside the anchorage area. (IMB). 2. (U) NIGERIA: Chemical Tanker was chased on 22 March 100nm SW...

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