During the period of 24 – 30 April 2018, 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.
19/04/18 - 0200 hrs
0° 15.2' N, 117° 36.7' E Samarinda Anchorage, Muara Berau, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
While at anchor, the crew discovered that the padlocks of the fore peak store entrance were broken and two mooring ropes were missing. One of the ropes was from the starboard side mooring drum and the another from inside the forecastle store. Upon investigation, the incident was estimated to take place between 0200 – 0600 hrs. The perpetrators armed with knives were believed to climb on board the ship via the anchor chain and stole the ropes by lowering to a small boat from the forward store door at the forecastle deck. The crew was not injured.