Attempted Theft Aboard Container Ship at Belawan Anchorage

March 13, 20:10 LT: While at Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia (3.0° 55.5’ N, 98° 46.3’ E), the duty able bodied (AB) aboard the container vessel KOTA ANGGERIK (IMO #9175597) discovered an unknown person trying to open the bolt of the portside hawse pipe gate at the forecastle deck and alerted the bridge. The unauthorized person was wearing a face mask and armed with a metallic object. The duty officer, alerted by the AB, immediately sounded the whistle. Whereupon the unauthorized person fled the scene and escaped through a hawse pipe into a waiting unlit wooden boat. A second unauthorized person was spotted jumping into the water from the anchor chain. A ship security search was conducted. There was no damage to the ship’s property and nothing was stolen. The incident was reported to the local authority

Source: ReCAAP

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