Robbers Board Vessel Off Indonesia 23 April 2019
Date Time: 23/04/2019 22:10:00 UTC
Lat: 1°11'26 N
Lon: 103°34'8 E
Detail: [Boarding] Underway Cyprus-flagged tug boat towing a backhoe dredger was boarded by two robbers at about 0510 LT, approx 5nm WNW of Nipa island, Indonesia. Two wooden boats were sighted alongside the backhoe dredger. The master shone light at the backhoe dredger, and the two robbers escaped via the wooden boats. Crew safe and no items were reported stolen. Pilot on board the tug boat reported the incident to Singapore’s VTIS who initiated the safety navigational broadcast and notified the Singapore Police Coast Guard, the RSN and the Indonesian authority. Reported (ReCAAP) 24 Apr.
Reported By: OL BRAVO