Boarding and Theft Aboard OSV Towed Near Gopnath Point, India

October 03, 11:00 UTC: The Tanzanian-flagged Offshore Supply Vessel, ASD JAGUAR (IMO #7423861) was robbed during the afternoon hours of 3 October, while being towed off the coast of India. The incident occurred at approximately 1630 hrs local time (1100 UTC), some 3 nm 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.

Source: PGI Ltd

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