15-18 Persons Attempt to Board Bulk Carrier at Visakhapatnam Anchorage, India
December 01 2019, 00:35 UTC: Between 15-18 persons in three skiffs reportedly approached a bulk carrier at Visakhapatnam Anchorage (posn 17:36.9N – 083:21.0E) and attempted to board the vessel using a rope attached to a hook.
Alert crew noticed the attempted boarding and notified the port control and Coast Guard. A patrol vessel was dispatched resulting in the persons aborting the attempted boarding. After an ensuing persuit, the patrol vessel managed to catch one of the vessels and arrested the persons onboard.