Posted on August 12, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was attacked while transiting off the coast of Indonesia. 

Maritime Piracy - Robbery/Attack - Jakarta, Indonesia, July 30th 2019

Category: Boarding/Aggravated Robbery

Date: 30th of July

Location: Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, Indonesia

Position: 06:01.1S - 106:52.8E


A chemical tanker was attacked during the evening hours of July 30th off the coast of Jakarta, Indonesia. The incident occurred at approximately 22:20, some 5 nautical miles off Tanjung Priok, while the vessel was waiting for a pilot to take into port. Six individuals armed with knives boarded the vessel and proceeded to injure the Chief Engineer on routine rounds. Following the attack, the alarm was raised and the crew mustered. 

Seeing the alerted crew, the would-be robbers proceeded to escape. 

Incident reported to the VTS. Vessel & crew are considered safe. 


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Posted in Security , Piracy , Robbery , Aggravated Robbery , Boarding

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