As per reports coming in from highly reliable sources, it is evident that the Hong Kong flagged container ship MAERSK REGENSBURG was illegally boarded by one individual, on Monday (May 25).
The vessel was at Banana Anchorage, 3 NM away from the shore, in position: 06′ 00″S / 012′ 20″E.
The duty crew spotted the intruder on board, removing the lashing from a container on deck. The alarm was raised, and the crew immediately mustered.
The intruder fled the vessel in small speedboat. A thorough search of the vessel was conducted by the ship’s crew, no stowaway or other abnormalities were found. Only one container’s lashing bar was removed by the intruder.
Vessel tried to contact the Pilot/shore on VHF Ch-16, no response obtained from the shore. All crews are reported to be safe.
As per Dryad Global, a maritime security firm, this is the second such incident in this location within the last 12 months.