Theft Aboard Tanker In Eastbound Lane of TSS of Singapore Strait, Half An Hour After Unsuccessful Theft On Nearby Bulker
February 09 02:52 LT: Approximately half an hour after an unsuccessful theft aboard a nearby bulker, an unauthorized person was spotted in the engine room of the tanker SWARNA JAYANTI (IMO #9467720) while she was underway in the eastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) in the Singapore Strait (approx. 6.2 NM from Nongsa Point, Indonesia).
The master raised the alarm, mustered the crew and conducted search for the unauthorized person. Some valves (engine spares) were reported missing from the engine room. The master reported the incident to Singapore VTIS East. The crew was not injured.