Posted on June 10, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates attempted to rob a vessel anchored near Johor, Malaysia
Category: Boarding/Attempted Robbery
Date: 31st of May
Location: Johor, Malaysia
Position: 01:35.83N - 104:28.73E
A bulk carrier was robbed during the afternoon of May the 31st while anchored near Johor, Malaysia. The incident occurred at approximately 15:30 UTC, some 13 nautical miles northeast of Bandar Penawar, Johor, Malaysia. The duty officers onboard the bulk carrier noticed an unauthorized individual in the forecastle and proceeded to investigate. As they got closer, the individual started to threaten them with a knife, before escaping alongside his accomplice who was waiting for him in a nearby boat.
The incident was reported to the local authorities and the Malaysian Coast Guard boarded the vessel in order to investigate.
Nothing was reported as stolen. Vessel & crew are considered safe.
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