Posted on February 13, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel anchored at Caofeidian Anchorage, China.
Date: 10th of February
Location: Caofeidian Anchorage, China
Position: 38:52.50N – 118:42.60E
A robbery occurred onboard a bulk carrier anchored at China's Caofeidian Anchorage. The incident transpired at approximately 18:40 UTC, in the evening on February the 10th. Duty officer on the bridge noticed a hose connected to the vessel's Diesel Oil tank manhole, leading to a small unlit barge alongside the ship. He proceeded to raise the alarm and sent the duty AB to investigate. Upon hearing the alarm, the duty officer noticed an individual lowering the hose, before escaping in the barge. On sounding the tank, it was discovered that the vessel's Diesel Oil had been stolen.
Incident was reported to the local authorities. Vessel and Crew are considered safe.
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