19.10.2019: 1700 UTC:
Posn: 01:03.45N – 103:38.70E, Singapore Straits.
Duty oiler on routine rounds onboard a bulk carrier underway was taken hostage by five robbers armed with a gun and knives. The robbers threatened the oiler and tied his hands. They then stole ships spares and escaped.
The oiler reported the incident to the OOW who raised the alarm and notified Singapore VTIS.
0730 UTC: Posn: 11:59.6S - 077:11.1W, Callao Anchorage, Peru.
Duty watchmen onboard an anchored tanker noticed three unauthorised persons on the forecastle deck and raised the alarm. The OOW, sounded the forward horn, raised the alarm, made and announcement on the PA and crew mustered. Seeing the alerted crew the robbers escaped in their boat.
Further investigations indicated that the perpetrators opened the bosun store skylight but were unable to steal anything.
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