Posted on October 14, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel off the coast of Johor, Malaysia.
Date: 5th of October
Location: Johor Anchorage, Malaysia
Position: 01:18.14N – 104:07.03E
The Norwegian-flagged Tankship, CLIPPER EOS was robbed during the evening hours of October the 5th while anchored at Johor Anchorage, Malaysia.
A number of individuals boarded the vessel, unnoticed by the crew, and stole a number of ship properties before escaping. The duty crew on the next routine rounds noticed the theft and proceeded to notify the Officer on Watch who then ordered a full search of the vessel.
The theft was then reported to the Malaysian Marine Police. Vessel & crew are considered safe.
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