Posted on August 30, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Weekly Maritime Piracy Report - 24th to the 30th of August
Date: 20th of August
Location: Batam Anchorage, Indonesia
The Singapore-flagged towing vessel, SALVICEROY was boarded in the evening of August the 20th while at Indonesia's Batam Anchorage. At approximately 20:40 pm, five individuals equipped with knives boarded the vessel. The crew noticed the boarding party and proceeded to raise the alarm.
The crew then mustered at a safe location while they called the local authorities, who arrived rapidly and proceeded to board the tug in order to conduct a full investigation.
Upon examination, it was discovered that deck & engine room spares were missing.
Vessel & crew are considered safe.
Category: Boarding/Aggravated Robbery
Date: 22nd of August
Location: Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia
He was about to raise the alarm when two armed individuals, who had already boarded the vessel, threatened him at knifepoint and tied him up. However, the remaining crew members gathered around the forecastle as part of their duties. Noticing them, the attackers proceeded to steal the crewman's portable radio and escaped through the hawse pipe after opening the security cover.
Date: 25th of August
Location: Bandar Penawar, Johor, Malaysia
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