IMB ICC - Tug and Tow Fired Upon - Master wounded - Sabah Coast, Malaysia @IMB_Piracy @IMOHQ #piracy
IMB ICC - 191-18 Tug / Barge
05.12.2018: 1230 UTC: Posn : 05:38N – 118: 57E, Around 12nm NE of Sabah Coast, Malaysia.
Four armed persons in a speed boat approached and fired upon a tug towing an unladen barge resulting in the Master being shot in the leg. Alarm raised and distress message sent on VHF Ch 16.
A Royal Malaysian Police boat responded and took the injured Master to hospital. Remaining crew safe.
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