17:39.5N – 083:23.3E, Visakhapatnam Anchorage, India
Six robbers in a long wooden boat with sail and oars came alongside at an anchored LPG Carrier. Two of the robbers boarded the tanker and stole ship properties. OOW noticed the boat and informed the duty A/B to check it. On seeing the robbers at poop deck, the duty A/B chased them. The robbers jumped into the water and escaped with the stolen items with their accomplices waiting in the boat. Alarm raised, port control informed and crew made a search.