16.01.2017: 2050 UTC:
Posn: 22:06.6N – 091:44.4E, Chittagong Anchorage, Bangladesh.
Robbers, armed with knives boarded an anchored container ship. The duty crew on security watch noticed the robbers and notified the duty officer who raised the alarm, made a PA announcement and mustered the crew.
Seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped with ship’s stores.
The incident was reported to the Authorities who boarded the ship to investigate.
16.01.2017: 1930 UTC:
Posn: 05:47.2N - 118:01.5E, Mowtas Oil Terminal (MOT), Sandakan Port, Sabah, Malaysia.
During cargo operations, crew onboard a berthed product tanker observed a robber on the forecastle.
Seeing the alert crew approaching the forecastle the robber jumped overboard and escaped with stolen ship's stores.
15.01.2017: 0215 UTC:
Posn: 10:12.0N – 064:47.9W, Jose Anchorage, Venezuela.
Two robbers boarded an anchored LPG tanker via the anchor chain.
The robbers took hostage the duty AB on the forecastle, tied him up and threatened him with a knife. They then removed the hawse pipe cover and four more robbers boarded the tanker. The robbers took the AB’s mobile phone, stole ship’s properties and escaped.
The AB managed to free himself and informed bridge who raised the alarm and crew mustered.
Port Control informed.
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