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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Pirate Update!
If you ever wonder just how pirates can get away with all this, consider the following examples:

"19.10.2006 at 0700 LT in posn: 22:12.10N - 091:40.50E, Chittagong 'b' anchorage, Bangladesh.
Robbers were detected at stern stealing zinc anodes of a product tanker. Ship's crew threw empty bottles and moved the rudder to deter robbers. Robbers escaped in their boat. Local authorities were informed but no assistance arrived.

18.10.2006 at 2000 LT in posn: 22:12.10N - 091:40.50E, Chittagong 'b' anchorage, Bangladesh.
Robbers boarded a chemical tanker and stole ship's stores. Authorities were informed and promised to send assistance but never turned up. Master explained this is a normal reply to ships but help never arrives. "

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