Posted on December 17, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after an attempted boarding took place at the Port of Algiers. 

Maritime Piracy Report - Port of Algiers, Algeria - Attempted Boarding - December 13th 2019

Category: Attempted Boarding

Date: 13th of December

Location: Port of Algiers, Algeria

Position: 36° 45’ N, 3° 4’ E

A number of individuals attempted to board the Singapore-flagged LPG Tanker, NIJINSKY during the early morning hours of December the 13th while the vessel was docked at the Port of Algiers. The incident occurred at approximately 0530 hours, while the vessel was docked alongside the berth 37/2.

The vessel was undergoing cargo operations when the duty officer on board the ship noticed three individuals attempting to board the vessel by using the forward mooring lines. The ship alarm was promptly raised and the individuals proceeded to escape the vessel. The crew then conducted a stowaway search through the vessel and confirmed that there was no presence of any unauthorized individuals on board the ship.

The incident was then reported to the local port authorities, who boarded the vessel in order to conduct their own investigation.

Vessel & crew are considered safe.


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Posted in Security , Piracy , Attempted Boarding , North Africa , Algeria

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