Posted on October 01, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a tankship at India's Kakinada Anchorage.
Date: 23rd of September
Location: Kakinada Anchorage, India
Position: 17:03.8N – 082:26.2E
The Singapore-flagged Tankship, TRAMMO CORNELL was boarded during the evening hours of September the 23rd. The incident occurred at approximately 19:25 at India's Kakinada Anchorage.
Four individuals boarded the vessel, using a hook attached to a rope. However, the crew noticed the boarding party and raised the alarm, and so the robbers escaped in their boat, having made off with the ship's stores.
Incident was then reported to the local authorities. Vessel & crew are considered safe.
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