Posted on May 27, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while at Taboneo Anchorage, Indonesia.
Date: 23rd of May
Location: Taboneo Anchorage, Indonesia
Position: 03:43.0S - 114:26.3E
A bulk carrier anchored at Indonesia's Taboneo Anchorage was boarded during the morning of May the 23rd. At approximately 11:30 UTC, seven individuals armed with knives boarded the carrier.
They were noticed however by the duty watchman who proceeded to raise the alarm. Following the alarm, the crew proceeded to muster. The aggressors proceeded to threaten the crew with their knives, steal the ship's properties and escape.
The incident was reported to the Taboneo Port Control which, upon hearing of the attack, dispatched a patrol boat to investigate the area.
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