Posted on August 30, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed while transiting off Johor, Malaysia. 

Maritime Piracy - Johor, Malaysia - Robbery, Attack - August 25th 2019

Category: Boarding/Robbery

Date: 25th of August

Location: Bandar Penawar, Johor, Malaysia

Position: 01:35N - 104:32E
The Marshall Islands-flagged Tanker, Eagle was attacked during the evening hours of August the 25th. The incident occurred at approximately 20:45 UTC while the vessel was anchored, some 17 nautical miles northeast of Bandar Penawar, Johor, Malaysia. 
The Duty crew noticed a number of armed individuals on the forecastle and proceeded to notify the Duty Officer. The alarm was raised and the forward whistle was sounded. The ship Master called for the crew members to retreat into the accommodation area. Upon hearing the alarm, the boarding party escaped, having stolen one of the vessel's life rafts and other ship properties.
Vessel & crew are considered safe.

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Posted in Security , Robbery , Attack , Piracy , Boarding , Malaysia , South East Asia

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