Incidents reported by the IMB since the last report:
1630 UTC: Posn: 01:10.65N – 103:25.84E, Singapore Straits.
Duty lookout onboard the bridge of a bulk carrier underway noticed four unauthorized persons near the accommodation block. Alarm raised, crew mustered and Singapore VTIS notified. Hearing the alerted crew the unauthorised persons escaped.
The Singapore Coast Guard boarded the vessel for inspection. On searching the vessel, nothing was reported stolen.
0250 UTC: Posn: 20:36.40N – 071:03.96E, Around 7.7nm SSE of Diu, Gujarat, India.
Nine persons in a fishing boat approached a tanker under tow by a tug. Two persons boarded the tanker. The Master of the tug immediately reported the incident to the Indian Coast Guard via vhf ch-16. A Coast Guard ship responded, arrived at the location, apprehended the nine persons and handed them over to the Marine Police for further legal action.
0540 UTC: Posn : 12:01.8S – 077:12.3W: Callao Anchorage, Peru.
Duty crew on routine safety rounds onboard an anchored bulk carrier noticed two small boats secured near the bow and three persons climbing the anchor chain. One person was seen waiting in the boat. Alarm raised and all crew moved towards the forecastle. Seeing the alerted crew the persons retreated and escaped in their boats.
1830 UTC: Posn: 17:03.5N – 082:24.6E, Kakinada Anchorage, India.
During routine rounds, crew noticed ship's stores missing. On investigating, it was noticed that a robber had boarded the vessel, stolen ship’s stores and escaped. Incident reported to Regional Authorities.
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