Location Off Vung Tau, Vietnam
Type of incident Criminal Boarding
Lat. / Long. 10:15N – 107:00E
Date: 22 November 2016 1950 UTC
Two crew members on board an anchored carrier noticed a fishing boat slowly approaching.
The boat circled the vessel and stopped near the bow.
Unknown to the crew members another boat approached the vessel.
Two armed robbers boarded and started to steal the ship’s stores. As a crew member was completing rounds, the robbers confronted and threatened him.
The duty crew retreated and raised the alarm, which resulted in the robbers escaping.
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