A seafarer aboard a Berge Bulk capesize bulker looks to have thwarted the theft of a large quantity of marine diesel oil (MDO).

The incident took place aboard the 180,000-dwt Berge Atlas (built 2008) off Caofeidian port, China in position 38° 46.25' N, 118° 30.76' E.

The incident took place on 30 December, but has only just been reported by the Singapore-based Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP).