Vessel Robbed Off Malaysia 06 September 2018
DateTime: 04/08/2018 15:00:00 UTC
Lat: 3°24’50 N
Lon: 112°54’50 E
Detail: [Boarding/Robbery] LATE Report | Underway Malaysia-flagged oil tanker approached by a small fast boat (black w/ 2 o/m) at 2300 LT in position 03: 24.50N - 112:54.50E, off Tanjung Kidurong, Bintulu, Malaysia, MMEA Miri, Sarawak confirmed the incident occurred in Sarawak waters. One small fast boat w/ five armed perpetrators boarded the ship (four with knifes, one with pistol). No crew were injured but robbers stole cash and personal belongings. Incident took about 10-20 minutes before all perpetrators left the vessel. Master then diverted the ship to Bintulu Port and lodged a report to the local police at 1450 LT 5 Aug. Perpetrators boat spotted in nearby village. 17 Aug perpetrators were detained by local police. Reported (IFC) 4 Aug.
Reported By: OL CHARLIE