During the period of 17-23 Apr 18, one incident of armed robbery against ship in Asia was reported to the ReCAAP ISC. The location of the incident is shown in the map below; and detailed description of the incident is tabulated in attachment.
22/4/18 0001 hrs
1°15.9' N, 104° 8.6' E
Approximately 4.7 nm northeast of Nongsa Point, Batam Island, Indonesia (eastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) of Singapore Straits)
While underway, the duty officer sighted four perpetrators in the engine room. The master raised the alarm and mustered the crew. Realising that the crew had been alerted, the perpetrators escaped immediately. A search was conducted and there was no further sighting of the perpetrators and no item was reported lost. The crew was not injured.