Posted on August 19, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after an attempted robbery on a vessel in Tanjung Uban Anchorage, Indonesia.
Category: Attempted Robbery
Date: 6th of August
Location: Tanjung Uban Anchorage, Indonesia.
Position: 01:06.2N – 104:10.7E
A Chemical Tanker was attacked at Indonesia's Tanjung Uban Anchorage during the evening hours of August the 6th. At approximately 20:00 UTC, 3 individuals in a wooden boat came alongside the tanker and attempted to board it using ropes attached with hooks. The Duty Officer on routine rounds on the bridge noticed the individuals and proceeded to raise the alarm, sounded the ship's whistle and started to shout. Upon hearing the alarm and seeing the alerted crew, the would-be robbers attempted their boarding attempt and proceeded to escape.
Batam VTIS was informed of the incident.
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