The Success 9 tanker has been positioned with all crew accounted for, Dryad World’s newest Maritime Safety Risk Advisory (MSTA) has introduced.
“It’s understood that pirates stole the vessel’s cargo and crew properties earlier than departing the vessel,” the MSTA acknowledged.
“The incident involving the Success 9 is the third such incident since November 22, with two incidents occurring south of Abidjan,” Dryad’s MSTA added.
“Incidents are assessed to be extremely focused, with very comparable methodology, and thus the current spate of incidents shouldn’t be assessed to symbolize a basic shift in danger profile to wider business delivery all through the area,” the MSTA continued.
In a press release posted on its web site, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) revealed that it was up to date that Success 9 had been positioned off the coast of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on April 15 at spherical 5pm Singapore time.
“A business ship, Monjasa Sprinter, passing by had earlier picked up a misery name from Success 9. The grasp of Monjasa Sprinter then reported the situation of Success 9 to the latter’s Firm Safety Officer (CSO),” the MPA stated within the assertion.
“The CSO up to date MPA, who instantly knowledgeable the IFC and Monrovia Regional MRCC. A Côte d’Ivoire Navy patrol vessel was deployed to substantiate and board Success 9. All crew, together with the Singaporean crew, had been protected and in good well being. The ship has since safely arrived at Abidjan port,” the MPA added.
Within the assertion, the MPA stated it has suggested all Singapore-registered ships to train warning and implement the rules within the Finest Administration Practices West Africa (BMP WA) when working within the area to mitigate piracy-associated threats.
“Firms also needs to repeatedly evaluate their ship safety evaluation and plan underneath the Worldwide Ship and Port Facility Safety Code,” the MPA stated within the assertion.
“Firms are suggested to report all pirate exercise, together with each precise and tried assaults, in addition to suspicious sightings, to native authorities,” the MPA added.
In its earlier MSTA, which was launched on April 11, Dryad acknowledged that Success 9 had been boarded 310nm SSW Abidjan. In a press release posted on its web site on the identical day, the MPA stated it obtained a report that the tanker “was boarded by unidentified individuals at about 300 nautical miles off the Abidjan Coast, Cote d’lvoire, on April 10, 2023, at about 10 pm (Singapore time)”.
“There are 20 crew of varied nationalities onboard the vessel, of which certainly one of them is a Singapore citizen,” the MPA stated in that assertion, including that it was working intently with the ship proprietor, Monrovia Regional Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre and the Info Fusion Centre on the Changi Command and Management Centre “to observe the state of affairs and render the required help”.
In a press release posted on its website on April 13, the MPA stated the proprietor of Success 9 had up to date the MPA that it was “nonetheless unable to determine communications with the vessel”.
“Other than the Monrovia Regional Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre, MPA has reached out to the opposite authorities within the area, together with the Ivory Coast and the Ghana authorities for help,” the MPA stated in that assertion.
“The Ivory Coast authorities have deployed their air and sea property to the neighborhood of the final identified place of the vessel,” it added.
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