While the "Maersk Erik" was in position 23 02 02 N, 70 13 39 E, at oil jetty No.4, Kandla, the chief officer on routine rounds on board noticed a boat under the forecastle and notified the other deck crew on Feb 3, 2019, at 4.30 p.m. On seeing the alerted crew, the boat moved away. During an inspection, it was noticed that a store room on the tanker had been broken into, but nothing was reported stolen. The Kandla port authorities were subsequently notified.
While the "FMG Northern Spirit", was anchored in position 38 52 80N, 119 11 80E, at the Jingtang anchorage on Jan 29, 2019, the duty crew onboard noticed an unlit barge alongside and raised alarm, at 4.55 p.m. Later, two robbers wearing masks were seen lowering hoses and escaping from the quarter deck. On searching the vessel, oil stains were noticed near the MDO tank sounding pipe. All tanks were sounded, and nothing was reported stolen. The Tangshan authorities were subsequently informed.
While the "Maersk Capri" was moored in position 003 55 40 N, 98 40 00 E, at the Belawan anchorage, the duty crew on routine rounds on board noticed a robber escaping through the hawse pipe and raised the alarm on Feb 5, 2019, at 10.05 p.m. The crew mustered, and following a search of the tanker, the crew reported that ship's properties were missing, presumed stolen by the robber.
The "Nord Valorous" while moored at the Abidjan anchorage at the Ivory coast, was boarded by two robbers armed with long knives on Jan 19, 2019, at 10.40 p.m. The duty seaman on routine rounds noticed a ladder hooked to the ship's guardrails and two robbers near the poop deck winch. The Officer of the Watch was notified and raised the alarm. The Master directed the searchlight towards the poop deck, resulting in the robbers fleeing the vessel and escaping with stolen ship's stores.
While the "Gerd Knutsen" was moored in position 10 11 70N, 64 47 30W, at the Puerto Jose anchorage, Venezuela on Jan 17, 2019, unnoticed robbers boarded the vessel at 03.40 a.m. The robbers stole the vessel's stores and escaped. The theft was noticed by the duty crew during routine patrols. The port control was subsequently informed.