During the period of 8-14 May 18, two incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported to the ReCAAP ISC. The incidents occurred on 5 Apr 18 and 28 Apr 18; and were reported to the ReCAAP ISC by ReCAAP Focal Point with added input after further verification. The location of the incidents is shown in the map below; and detailed description tabulated in attachment.
1. Apollo Troth
28/04/18 2230 hrs 0° 14.92' S, 117° 32.73' E
Muara Berau, Anchorage, Samarinda, Indonesia
While at anchor, four perpetrators armed with knives on board two boats boarded the ship through the hawse pipe. When on deck, two of the perpetrators threatened the duty AB who was on routine rounds. The duty AB after rescued by another crew, immediately switched on the hydraulic pump, and the perpetrators fled. The crew was not injured. No items were stolen. No information available. No ReCAAP ISC via ReCAAP Focal Point (Japan) No information available.
2. African Lunde
05/04/18 0405 hrs 0° 15.41' S, 117° 34.18' E
Muara Berau Anchorage, Samarinda, Indonesia
While at anchor, a perpetrator on board a small boat climbed the ship via the port anchor chain through the hawse pipe. The perpetrator removed the razor wires and hawse pipe cover. Two mooring ropes stored in the Bosun store were reported missing. The officer-on-watch raised the alarm. Realising that the crew had been alerted, the perpetrator escaped back to the boat and fled.