Theft By Persons Armed With Knives Aboard Tug at Martabari Anchorage, Bangladesh
February 07, 19:10 LT: While at Martabari anchorage in Bangladesh (posn. 21° 41.72’ N, 91° 50.34’ E), the duty A/B of the tug boat ASL AMBER (IMO #9430301) sighted two suspicious fishing vessels approaching. He witnessed several unauthorized persons armed with knives boarding the tug boat.
He reported to the OOW, who immediately activated the general alarm. The unauthorized persons escaped from the tug boat when they realised their presence was discovered. The crew conducted a search and found some mooring ropes and shackles were stolen. The crew was not injured and there was no damage to the tug boat. This incident was reported to the Bangladesh Coast Guard.