Posted on May 31, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after a vessel was robbed at Cigading Port, Indonesia.
Date: 28th of May
Location: Cigading Port, Indonesia
Position: 05:59.8S - 105:57.8E
A bulk carrier was robbed in the evening hours of May the 28th while anchored at Indonesia's Cigading Port. At approximately 18:52 UTC, the duty watchman on routine rounds discovered two individuals in the vessel's steering gear room.
The duty watchman then proceeded to immediately inform the Officer on Watch (OOW) who then sounded the ship's whistle and made a PA announcement.
Upon searching the vessel, the ship's crew found the steering gear room's lock broken. The aggressors had managed to steal the ship's spare engine parts before escaping the vessel.
Vessel & crew are considered safe.
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