Aframax boarded by pirates

Nov 03 2017


While underway, the 1997-built Aframax ‘GP T2’ was attacked by pirates at night on 30th October in the Singapore Strait, around 6.5 miles northeast of Terumbu Betata, Batam Island, Indonesia, reported ReCAAP.

According to the ReCAAP report on the incident, five pirates armed with knives boarded the Silver Star Ship Management’s tanker and went into engine room, tied up duty oiler, stole some spare parts and then left in a small boat.

The Master informed the Singapore Vessel Traffic Information System and the crew searched the ship, but no other intruders were found. The crew were reported to be uninjured.

The tanker continued on her voyage from Singapore to China.

 



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