The duty crew on routine rounds on the forecastle of the 'Newark' noticed that the padlocks of the bosun's store and paint store were broken, while the vessel was in position 14 33 39.6N, 120 55 09.0E, at the Manila anchorage on July 20, 2020, at 03.40 a.m. A variety of valuable stores of the ship were missing, from paint and welding machines to immersion suits, breathing apparatus and many other items. The incident was immediately reported to the Manila authorities. The Philippine Coast Guard vessel BRP Tubbataha immediately proceeded to the location of the 'Newark' which sailed again on July 21. and conducted a survey of the area but no suspicious motor Bancas were sighted. -- Correspondent. sailed from Manila Anchorage, Philippines at 0927 hrs, Jul 21. TUE, 04 AUG 2020 Portsmouth, UK, Aug 4 -- fully cellular containership Newark (35573 gt, built 2006) n
All crew on board the 'Gulf Sky' vessel held-up in Iran have now returned to New Delhi on July 22. The last two sailors who were detained in Iran after being hijacked on board an oil tanker arrived home in India this week after the tanker were hijacked on July 5 and told to sail for Iran. Days after arrival in Bandar Abbas, all but two of the ship’s crew were flown back to Mumbai. The pair that remained were without passports and had to stay in Tehran.
Dissatisfaction with the fact that he had not been paid for several months led an armed guard to hijack the 'Jeager' he had been hired to protect, on July 21, 2020. After three days of negotiations, the man could be convinced to lay down his weapon while the ship was in the Red Sea. Three armed guard came aboard the ship, and two, as is customary, handed their weapons to the captain, but the third guard did not hand over his weapon. Instead, he used it to take control of the ship, and change its course. His two colleagues did not participate in the hijacking. HThe guard did not directly threaten any crew members with his weapon But he fired on at least one occasion. The experts hired by the shipping company, he managed to persuade the guard to surrender after which he was taken into custody on Aug 1. The 'Jaeger' then resumed the planned voyage, and the security guard i was subsequently handed over to local authorities.
The five South Korean crew members, who were abducted from the 'Panofi Frontier' by an unidentified group, have been released on July 24, around a month after being taken hostage 111 kilometres south of the port of Cotonou on June 24. They were in good health and currently in a safe location prepared by its embassy in Nigeria. The South Korean crew members will be transported to Ghana if they desire, as soon as a flight becomes available. The other abductee, a Ghanaian national, was also safely moved to the Ghanaian Embassy in the country.
While the 'BS Ayres' was towing the barge 'BS 27', (4506 gt, built 2010), two boats with six perpetrators were sighted approaching the barge in position 01 13N, 103 55E, in the Singapore Strait on July 26, 2020,, at 08.37 a.m. Two of the perpetrators were observed boarding the barge and left again after 20 minutes and left the incident area heading in a south-westerly direction. The 'BS Ayres' resumed its voyage to Singapore. It was found that some batteries had been stolen from the barge. The tug crew was safe and no assistance was required. A safety navigational broadcast was issued after the incident. The Republic of Singapore Navy, the Singapore Police Coast Guard and the Malaysian and Indonesian authorities were notified. The tug arrived at the Jurong Shipyard on July 28 at 2.45 p.m.