Attempted Theft Aboard Tanker Transiting in Eastbound Lane of TSS in Singapore Strait
January 08, 04:00 LT: While underway, two unauthorized persons were sighted in the engine room of the tanker BRITISH MARINER (IMO #9724582) approximately 6.2NM northwest of Tanjung Tondang, Pulau Bintan in Indonesia in the eastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) of the Singapore Strait (posn. 1° 16.2’ N, 104° 16.15’ E).
The alarm was immediately raised and the perpetrators escaped empty handed. The master reported the incident to Singapore Vessel Traffic Information System (VTIS) through VHF. The crew was safe.