ReCAAP ISC classifies this incident as Category 4, which means the least significant incident. Under this category, the perpetrators are not armed, and the crew not harmed.

While at anchor, seven unarmed perpetrators boarded the tanker from a red boat. They approached the midship starboard from the bow.

They stole two pieces of 10 inches x 12 inches cargo reducers from midship starboard side manifold area.

The master raised the alarm, sounded the ship’s whistle, mustered the crew and reported the incident to the ship’s agent, Marine Police, Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and Kandla port authority.

The crew was not injured. Two pieces of cargo reducers were stolen.

Location of the attack / Credit: ReCAAP ISC

The ReCAAP ISC urges ship master and crew to report all incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships to the nearest coastal State and flag State, exercise vigilance and adopt relevant preventive measures taking reference from the Regional Guide to Counter Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia.