China - Thefts at Tianjin anchorage

2 December 2016

Members calling at Tianjin port in China should note that the Correspondent, Huatai Insurance Agency and Consultant Service Limited, Tianjin Branch, has issued a Circular on recent thefts of bunkers, stores and spare parts from vessels whilst at anchorage.

The anchorage is about 20 nautical miles from the port entrance and thieves approach vessels in smaller boats, usually under cover of night and during winter time when high waves may limit radar/phone signal. Whilst some thieves have been caught and the security level at Tianjin port is unaffected, the Master and crew should be aware of the incidents and remain vigilant.

Further details of the above, as well as suggested security measures for vessels whilst at anchorage and recommendations as to what to do in the event of a theft, can be found in the Correspondent’s Circular which can be accessed by clicking here.