Posted on August 20, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a container ship was boarded in Vietnam.
Category: Boarding/Attempted Robbery
Date: 11th of August
Location: Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
The Singapore-flagged Container Vessel, Kota Waris was boarded during the evening hours of August the 11th while berthed at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The incident occurred at approximately 19:30 UTC, while the vessel was in the Phuoc Long Mooring Buoy No. 03. Two individuals armed with knives boarded the ship and tried to break into the steering gear room. The Duty AB noticed the boarding party and notified the Duty Officer. The alarm was raised and the crew proceeded to muster.
Upon seeing the alerted crew, the boarders escaped. Nothing was reported as stolen. Vessel & crew are considered safe.
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