Posted on October 01, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a second vessel off the coast of Johor, Malaysia.
Date: 25th of September
Location: Bandar Penawar, Johor, Malaysia
Position: 01:36N – 104:32E
The Hong Kong-flagged General Cargo Ship, TSL ROSEMARY was boarded during the evening hours of September the 25th while off the coast of Johor, Malaysia. The incident occurred at approximately 22:06, some 16 nautical miles east of Bandar Penawar.
A Bosun onboard the vessel noticed three individuals on the forecastle and proceeded to immediately warn the Officer on Watch, who promptly raised the alarm. The crew then mustered and proceeded towards the bow. Noticing the alerted crew, the robbers escaped with a mooring rope.
Vessel & crew are considered safe.
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