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MV Forced to Avoid Chasing Boat - South China Sea

January 24, 2011 - 09:45:58 UTC

MV employed evasive manoeuvres as vessel chases by adjusting to collision course in the South China Seas 

At 0300 Local time, in position 1042N 10944E, South China Sea, the Duty officer onboard a product tanker underway spotted a vessel approaching from the stabrboard bow on a collision course. The approaching vessel altered course to maintain a collision course with the tanker each time she in turn altered course. The chasing vessel directed a search light towards the tanker's main deck area, ship name and accommodation. The Master again altered course, increased speed and took evasive manoeuvres. The vessel continued to chase the tanker for 30 minutes before finally aborting the attempted the attack.

Vessels are advised to maintain anti-piracy watches and report all piratical attacks and suspicious movements of craft to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The contact details are:

ICC IMB (Asia Regional Office),
PO Box 12559,
Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: + 60 3 2078 5763
Fax: + 60 3 2078 5769
Telex:  MA34199 IMBPCI
E-mail: imbkl@icc-ccs.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / piracy@icc-ccs.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
24 Hours Anti Piracy HELPLINE Tel: + 60 3 2031 0014

The details are available on the IMB website where the Piracy/Armed Robbery Reporting form may also be found [Link]. It is emphasised that seafarers can greatly reduce their chances of being pirated if they follow precautions as recommended in the Best Management Practices, used in the Horn of Africa region, which include increasing speed and carrying out evasive manoeuvres is a proven deterrent to piracy attacks.

Vessels are advised to exercise extreme caution when navigating in the vicinity of the reported position of the attacks and maintain maximum CPA with any ship acting suspiciously.

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