Offshore Support Vessel
17.02.2017: 2155 UTC: Posn: 18:54.23N - 072:52.25E: 6.3nm West of JNPT Port, Mumbai, India.
Two robbers boarded an offshore support vessel from an unlit wooden boat, stole ship's equipment and escaped. Incident reported to Coast Guard who boarded the vessel for to investigate and collect evidence.
08.03.2017: 0800 UTC: Posn: 03:20.0N - 004:28.9E, around 106nm SW of Bayelsa Coast, Nigeria
Seven persons armed with guns in a skiff approached and fired upon a bulk carrier underway. Vessel increased speed and commenced evasive maneuver. All non-essential crew retreated to the Citadel. After 40 minutes, the skiffs aborted the attack and moved away. All crews reported safe.
05.01.2017: 1630 UTC: Posn: 01:15.1N – 104:03.4E, Singapore Straits.
A tanker underway was chased by a speed boat. Master raised the alarm, contacted the VTS, commenced evasive manoeuvers, increased speed and directed the spot light towards the speed boat. Seeing the alerted crew, the speed boat aborted and moved away.
05.03.2017: 0800 – 1030 UTC: Posn: 06:20.5N - 118:08.0E, Around 4.43 NM NE of Lihiman Island, Philippines.
A skiff with around six persons onboard approached and followed a general cargo ship for around 1.5 hours. Master raised the alarm, increased speed and activated fire hoses. Incident reported to Malaysian authorities. A patrol vessel rendezvoused with the vessel and escorted her to Sandakan port. All crew safe.
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