05/03/19 1110 hrs
1° 12.08' N, 103° 34.62’ E Straits of Malacca and Singapore
While sailing, the ship’s crew spotted 11 perpetrators boarding the barge that was being towed by the tug boat from two small crafts. The tug boat and barge were carrying scrap iron, bound for Penang, Malaysia.
At about 1145 hrs, the master reported that the 11 perpetrators have escaped in their small crafts with some scrap iron being stolen. There was no confrontation with the crew. All crew are safe
ReCAAP ISC via ReCAAP Focal Point (Singapore)