During 26 Mar- 1 Apr 19, one actual incident and one attempted incident of armed robbery against ships in Asia were reported to ReCAAP ISC. The incidents occurred on 26 Mar 19 and 25 Feb 19 respectively. The attempted incident on 25 Feb 19 was reported to ReCAAP ISC by Focal Point (Singapore) after verification with the relevant agencies.
13° 44' N, 121° 2.01’ E Batangas Anchorage Alpha, Philippines
While at anchor, a perpetrator boarded the ship through the anchor chain by breaking the padlock of the anchor chain pipe securing arrangement. The duty A/B sighted the perpetrator and informed the OOW. The general alarm was raised, and crew mustered. The crew went to the forecastle to investigate and the perpetrator jumped overboard.
1806 hrs 3° 43.1' S, 114° 26.3’ E Taboneo Anchorage, South Kalimantan, Indonesia
While at anchor, the duty watchman on routine rounds noticed two perpetrators attempting to board the ship via the anchor chain. The alarm was raised and crew mustered. The perpetrators escaped in a waiting skiff. The crew was not injured. No items were stolen. The ship raised the alarm and mustered the crew in citadel. The master reported the incident to the local port authority.