German freighter attacked, fuel siphoned – on Danube river, EU, not in Gulf of Guinea

German inland cargo ship HELLFRIED was attacked early in the morning Oct 24 at 1118 kilometer mark Danube river, Smederovo port, Serbia. Perpetrators siphoned about a ton of fuel, and fled. This is the second act of piracy involving fuel theft in this year, but pirates or robbers don’t restrict themselves to fuel only, other robberies and thefts were reported.
Inland cargo ship HELLFRIED, MMSI 211183340, GT 1130, flag Germany.



Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.