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ReCAAP ISC Weekly Report 15 - 21 Aug 2017 #piracy #marsec #SEAS #shipping #insurance #pandi #maritim


Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia

OVERVIEW

During 15-21 Aug 17, two incidents (comprising one actual incident and one attempted incident) of armed robbery against ship were reported to the ReCAAP ISC by ReCAAP Focal Point (Singapore). The locations of the incidents are as shown in map below; and detailed descriptions tabulated in attachment.

1 Star Lily

Bulk carrier

21/8/17 0234 hrs

1° 7.6' N, 103°45.27' E

Eastbound lane of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, at about 1.3nm WNW off Helen Mar Reef While sailing, the crew sighted four perpetrators armed with machete, boarded the vessel from a craft. The alarm was raised, accommodation area secured and anti-piracy measures activated on board. The perpetrators escaped in a waiting boat. Nothing was stolen and the crew was safe.

2. Aquabelle

Chemical tanker

13/8/17 1355 hrs

5°48.34' N, 118°4.57' E Alongside the KBOT (Karamunting Bulk Oil Terminal), Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia

While at berth, the crew along with the cargo surveyor and the loading master were carrying out cargo gauging when the duty AB noticed one perpetrator attempting to board the ship through its starboard side near no.1 cargo tank using a small rope. The cargo control room was alerted and alarm was raised. The perpetrator escaped in a small boat which had another person on board. The crew was not injured. No items were stolen.

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