Posted on August 30, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while in Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia.Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia - Maritime Piracy - Aggravated Robbery, Attack - August 22nd 2019


Category: Boarding/Aggravated Robbery

Date: 22nd of August

Location: Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia

Position: 03 54 40N, 098 47 25E
The Marshall Islands-flagged Cargo Ship, Tomini Dynasty, was attacked during the evening hours of August the 22nd. The attack took place at approximately 06:30 PM, while the vessel was anchored at Indonesia's Belawan Anchorage.
The duty crewman noticed a small boat near the ship's anchor chain. He proceeded to instruct the vessel occupant to leave, as the ship was about to raise the anchor. 

He was about to raise the alarm when two armed individuals, who had already boarded the vessel, threatened him at knifepoint and tied him up. However, the remaining crew members gathered around the forecastle as part of their duties. Noticing them, the attackers proceeded to steal the crewman's portable radio and escaped through the hawse pipe after opening the security cover.
The incident was then reported to the local Port Authority. The Marine Police proceeded to board the vessel and carry out a full investigation.
Vessel & crew are considered safe. 

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Posted in Security , Aggravated Robbery , Attack , Boarding , Indonesia , South East Asia

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