Pirates attempted to board tanker off Liberia
In the morning of Jan 25, 2019, the "Samurai" on its way from Brisbane to Agbami by about 10.2 knots was approached by two skiffs with seven to eight people on board who tried to board the tamker. The crew increased the speed of the vessel, the attackers abandoned their attempt and sailed away.
Medevac off Saldanha
On Aug 15, 2015, at 11.35 a.m. the NSRI Mykonos duty crew was activated by the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) following a request for medical assistance from the "Samurai" reporting a 39 year old Indian crew member onboard suffering a suspected heart attack. The vessel was 25 nautical miles off-shore of Saldanha and heading towards Saldanha. The lifeboat "Spirit of Freemasonry" was launched, accompanied by an SA Paramedic Services paramedic and rendezvoused with the tanker nine nautical miles off-shore. On arrival on-scene the patient was found to be stable. He was transferred onto the lifeboat and brought to the sea rescue base at Mykonos from where he has been transported to hospital by an SA Paramedic Services ambulance for further medical evaluation and treatment. Report with photos: http://www.nsri.org.za/2015/08/patient-medivaced-off-ship-2/
MT Samurai 9378876
16-NOV-10 the SAMURAI was chased and fired on at 0245 UTC underway in position 5° 5' 24" N, 25' 12" E by pirates in a skiff launched from a mothership. The SAMURAI used evasive maneuvers to escape the attack. No injuries to crew or vessel reported. (Incident approx 475nm NW of Male (Indian Ocean).Upload News