11 Unauthorized Persons Board Tanker at Visakhapatnam Anchorage
April 13: At 10:06 UTC five boats with eleven persons approached a tanker during anchoring operations in Visakhapatnam, India. Upon anchoring, the boats came alongside, hooked on ropes to the ship’s rails and commenced boarding the tanker. Alarm raised, ships horn sounded, and crew mustered on deck. Port authorities notified. The unauthorised persons remained on deck as the crew prevented them from entering the accommodation. They did not confront the crew but refused to leave the tanker. Finally, on seeing the approaching pilot boat the unauthorised persons disembarked.