Posted on December 14, 2018 by Ilias Kiritsis
Weekly Piracy Security Report – December 8th to December the 14th.
Date: 5th of December
Location: Sabah Coast, Malaysia
Position: 5°38'0 N - 118°57'0 E
Four armed persons in a speed boat, approached and fired on a tug towing an unladen barge. The attack took place in the late evening of December the 5th, around 12:30 UTC, approximately 12 nautical miles northeast of Sabah Coast, Malaysia.
The Master was shot in the leg during the attack; an alarm was raised, and a distress message was sent on VHF Ch 16. A Royal Malaysian Police vessel responded and took the injured Master to a hospital.
Remaining crew are considered safe.
Category: Suspicious Approach
Date: 13th of December
Position: 15708N 0450008E
On the 13th of December, at approximately 08:45, a Merchant Vessel traversing through Bab-El-Mandeb was approached by a large number of fast-moving skiffs, each with 4-5 POB. The armed security team onboard fired warning shots.
Vessel and crew are considered safe.
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