Iran Claims to Seize Foreign-Flagged Oil Tanker On Suspicion of Fuel Smuggling

Published on December 31, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 30: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has seized an unspecified foreign tanker in the Gulf with alleged illegal oil on board, the country’s semi-official Fars news agency reported on Monday. According to Fars, the ship had 1 million liters of illegal oil on board and was seized on Sunday south of Larak Island, near Abu Musa Island at the mouth…

December 31, 2019
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Eight Crew Kidnapped, One Injured, From Tanker at Limboh Anchorage, Cameroon

Published on December 31, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 30, 23:10 UTC: Eight crew have reportedly been kidnapped, and one wounded, after pirates boarded the Greek-flagged oil/chemical tanker MT HAPPY LADY (IMO #9644225) which she was at anchor at Limboh Terminal Anchorage approx. 3.3NM from shore in approx. position 03°58’N – 009°05’E. Initial reporting suggests that amongst the kidnapped crew are 5 Greek nationals, 2 Filipino, and…

December 31, 2019
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Three Persons Attempt to Board Tanker Berthed at Port of Algiers

Published on December 30, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 13, 04:30 UTC: Duty crew onboard a tanker berthed at the Port of Algiers noticed three unauthorised persons attempting to board via the forward mooring ropes. Alarm raised resulting in the persons escaping. Incident reported to PFSO. A search was carried out. Nothing reported stolen. Source: ICC Tags:  Algeria, Algiers, Port, Tanker, attempted boarding

December 31, 2019
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Scrubber premiums hit five-figures with IMO 2020 closing in

With 1 January closing in, scrubber premiums are rising into the five-figures. According to Deutsche Bank’s Amit Mehrotra, VLCCs with the emissions-cleaning technology are earning $17,000 per day more than their scubber-less peers in the spot market. Likewise, suezmax crude carriers Source: http://www.tradewindsnews.com

December 30, 2019
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Boarding and Attempted Theft Aboard Product Tanker at Lagos Anchorage

Published on December 27, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 21, 00:25 UTC: Duty crew on board a product tanker at Lagos Anchorage (posn. 06:15.4N – 003:13.0E) noticed two unauthorised persons onboard and raised the alarm. Crew mustered and a naval patrol boat was notified via VHF, which responded and searched the waters around the tanker. A search was carried out and nothing was reported stolen. Source: ICC…

December 27, 2019
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15-18 Persons Attempt to Board Bulk Carrier at Visakhapatnam Anchorage, India

Published on December 27, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 01 2019, 00:35 UTC: Between 15-18 persons in three skiffs reportedly approached a bulk carrier at Visakhapatnam Anchorage (posn 17:36.9N – 083:21.0E) and attempted to board the vessel using a rope attached to a hook. Alert crew noticed the attempted boarding and notified the port control and Coast Guard. A patrol vessel was dispatched resulting in the persons…

December 27, 2019
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Boarding and Attempted Robbery Aboard Tanker Underway in Singapore Straits

Published on December 27, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 22, 16:00 UTC: While underway at posn 01:15.26N – 104:05.00E, a tanker was boarded by five unauthorized persons armed with knives. Two duty crew on routine rounds were confronted by the persons, who threatened them and tied them up. The alarm was raised and crew mustered. Hearing the alarm, the assailants escaped without stealing anything. Incident reported to…

December 27, 2019
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Ship Parts Stolen From Tanker Underway in Singapore Strait

Published on December 27, 2019 by Johanna Loock   ·   No Comments December 25, 23:00 LT: A British-Flagged Chemical Tanker was reportedly boarded by six unarmed, unauthorized persons while underway in position 1°08’54.0″N, 103°30’13.2″E, along the Phillips Channel. Crew spotted the persons and raised the alarm, at which point the six persons escaped with ship parts from the engine room. The vessel proceeded to anchor off Sudong Anchorage for investigation by…

December 27, 2019
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