Armed Assailants Fire At Vessel Off Malaysian Coast 05 December 2018
Date Time: 05/12/2018 12:30:00 UTC
Lat: 5°38'0 N
Lon: 118°57'0 E
Detail: [Boarding/Assault] Four armed persons in a speed boat approached and fired upon a tug towing an unladen barge resulting in the Master being shot in the leg at 1230 UTC in position 05:38N – 118: 57E, around 12nm NE of Sabah Coast, Malaysia. Alarm raised and distress message sent on VHF Ch 16. A Royal Malaysian Police boat responded and took the injured Master to hospital. Remaining crew safe. Reported (IMB) 5 Dec.
Reported By: OL BRAVO