IMB Live Piracy Map 2016
Attack Number: 038-16
Date: Fri Apr 01 2016
Type of Vessel: Tug
Location detail: Around 17nm East of Pulau Sipadan, Sabah
01.04.2016: 1815 LT: Posn: 04:07.56N - 118:55.76E, Around 17nm East of Pulau Sipadan, Sabah, Malaysia.
Eight armed pirates in a speed boat approached and boarded the tug underway. They opened fire, stole crew personal belongings and kidnapped four crew members and escaped. The remaining crew members sailed the vessel to the vicinity of Semporna and thereafter a MMEA patrol boat escorted the vessel to a safe port.
Type of Attack :Boarded