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IMB PRC: Bunkers stolen from anchored bulk carrier at Chinese port

15 Feb 2019

The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB PRC) has published a case of boarded piracy activity at Caofeidian anchorage, China on Sunday (10 February).

“Duty Officer onboard an anchored bulk carrier noticed from the bridge wing a hose connected from an open DO tank manhole to a small unlit barge alongside the ship,” it said in the report.

“Alarm raised, and duty AB instructed to investigate. Hearing the alarm, the duty officer noticed a robber lowering the hose and escaping in the barge.

“On sounding the tank, it was reported that DO had been stolen.”

The incident happened at position: 38:52.50N – 118:42.60E

Published: 15 February, 2019

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