Posted on January 31, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after an attempted robbery took place at Jingtang Anchorage, China.
Category: Boarding/Attempted Robbery
Date: 29th of January
Location: Jingtang Anchorage, China
Position: 38:52.8N – 119:11.8E
Pirates attempted to rob an ore carrier anchored at China's Jingtang Anchorage, at approximately 16:55 UTC, in the afternoon of January the 29th.
Duty crew onboard the vessel noticed an unlit barge alongside the ship and proceeded to raise the alarm.
Two pirates wearing masks were seen lowering hoses and escaping from the quarter deck. Upon further investigation of the ship, oil stains were discovered near the MDO tank sounding pipe. Upon sounding the tanks, the crew confirmed nothing was stolen.
VTS was informed. Vessel and crew are considered safe.
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