On or about 08 0730 May 2016, three persons in a fishing boat approached an anchored LPG tanker while at Visakhapatnam Anchorage, India (LAT 17°37.1N, LONG 083°22’E). They boarded the tanker using a heaving line attached to a hook. Alert OOW noticed the persons and ordered them to leave. The persons tried to explain that their intention was to stay on ship’s stern and fishing but disembarked shortly after they were told to leave. Master suspected intention to steal ship’s stores.

Source: Commercial Crime Services