Posted on August 30, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while in Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia.
Category: Boarding/Aggravated Robbery
Date: 22nd of August
Location: Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia
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.
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