Posted on May 21, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting off the coast of Indonesia.
Category: Attack/Boarding/Aggravated Robbery
Date: 12th of May
Location: Pulau Mapur, Indonesia
Position: 01:00.1N – 104:54.8E
A general cargo ship was attacked during the evening of May the 12th while transiting off the eastern coast of Indonesia. At approximately 18:10 UTC, some 4 nautical miles east of Pulau Maupur, four individuals armed with long knives boarded the vessel that was underway. They managed to take the duty AB hostage and proceeded to enter the Master's cabin. They then tied up the AB and the Master and escaped the vessel having made off with their personal effects and cash. Crew & vessel are safe.
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