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Anchorage Incidents: Tianjin and Caofeidian Anchorages

 
January 15th 2016
Each month, we dig out data for a different port or anchorage to look for patterns of crime.


This month is focused on Tianjin and Caofeidian anchorages in China.

 

There has been a spike of bunker thefts and attempted robbery in the Tianjin and Caofeidian anchorages. In the 25 days from the 7 December 2015, Masters have reported 5 incidents. 

 

Four of the five incidents were aborted due to effective crew patrols and vigilance.  

 

There is no defined pattern in the five reported incidents, except that all the vessels to date are Bulk Carriers

 

The two attempted robberies both failed due to crew vigilance

 

Of the three successful bunker thefts, two were aborted due to immediate action by the crew.

 

Three of the five incidents occurred in the hours of darkness between 01.00 and 05.00 local time.

 

Modus operandi

 

Boarding seems to be from 1 boat, with up to 8 men and only once reported armed with knives.

 

Successful Bunker Theft was carried out by robbers from one boat removing diesel oil manhole cover and siphoning fuel.