Vessel Robbed In Straits of Malacca & Singapore 05 March 2019
Date Time: 05/03/2019 03:10:00 UTC
Lat: 1°12'8 N
Lon: 103°34'62 E
Detail: [Boarding/Robbery] Whilst underway, Malaysia-flagged tugboat and barge, crew spotted 11 robbers boarding the barge that was being towed by tug boat from two small crafts at 0310 UTC in position 01:12.08N - 103:34.62E, Straits of Malacca & Singapore. Tugboat and barge carrying scrap iron, bound for Penang, Malaysia. At about 0345 UTC, Master reported that 11 robbers have escaped in small crafts with stolen scrap iron. No confrontation with the crew. All crew are safe. Reported (ReCAAP) 5 Mar.
Reported By: OL BRAVO