Posted on October 09, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting near Gopnath Point, India.
Date: 3rd of October
Location: Gopnath Point, India
Position: 21° 8.5’ N 70° 7.2’ E
The Tanzanian-flagged Offshore Supply Vessel, ASD Jaguar was robbed during the afternoon hours of October 3rd, while being towed off the coast of India. The incident occurred at approximately 16:30 hours, some 3 nautical miles west of Gopnath Point.
The vessel had been towed by the tug, Bateleur, and was bound for Bhavnagar for demolition. The Master of the tug noticed three individuals boarding the ASD Jaguar and making off with ship stores before escaping.
The Master then proceeded to report the incident to VTS Khambat, who in turn reported it to the Indian Coast Guard.
Vessel & crew are considered safe.
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