Posted on September 02, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while Sandakan Port, MalaysiaMaritime Piracy - Sandakan Port, Malaysia - Robbery - August 27th 2019


Category: Boarding/Robbery

Date: 27th of August

Location: Sandakan Port, Malaysia

Position: 5.8120° N, 118.0769° E
The Singapore-flagged Cargo Ship, Fengning was boarded by two individuals during the early morning hours of August the 27th while at the port of Sandakan, Malaysia. The incident occurred at approximately 12:25 am. A duty AB noticed the boarding part at the forecastle, and subsequently proceeded t raise the alarm.
Seeing that the crew had been alerted, the attackers jumped overboard and escaped on a boat that had been alongside the cargo ship. 
Following an investigation, it was discovered that the ship's properties had been stolen.
The incident was reported to the local authorities. 
Vessel & crew are considered safe. 

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Posted in Security , Malaysia , Robbery , Boarding , South East Asia , Piracy

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