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3 robberies against ships in Indonesia, Malaysia August 6-12: ReCAAP

THE ReCP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) received three reports of armed robbery incidents targeting ships between August 6 and 12

3 robberies against ships in Indonesia, Malaysia August 6-12: ReCAAP

THE ReCP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) received three reports of armed robbery incidents targeting ships between August 6 and 12

15 August 2019 - 19:00

THE ReCP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) received three reports of armed robbery incidents targeting ships between August 6 and 12.

A category 2 incident occurred on board a chemical tanker while waiting for a pilot five nautical miles north of Tanjung Priok in Jakarta, Indonesia. Six perpetrators armed with knives boarded the tanker and assaulted the chief engineer. The alarm was raised and the perpetrators escaped empty-handed.



The two category 4 incidents targeted tug boats towing barges while underway in the Singapore Strait. Both incidents occurred south of Tanjung Piai, Johor, Malaysia and involved perpetrators who boarded the barges from small boats. They escaped after stealing some scrap metal from the barges.


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