A robbery has been reported aboard an anchored Container Ship in the Manila International Container Terminal Anchorage, Philippines. Duty crewmen noticed an open forecastle store during rounds and raised the alarm. Crew mustered and a search was carried out. Various ship's properties were reported stolen. The incident was reported to the local Vessel Traffic Management System.
This is the first reported incident in the vicinity of Manila this year. However, four similar incidents were reported in the area of Batangas Port last year (2022); all but one aboard anchored or berthed vessels.