Armed Boarding of a Bulk Carrier at Anchor
Muara Berau Anchorage, Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
While at anchor, four perpetrators armed with long knives boarded the ship through the port anchor hawse pipe via anchor chain. The crew sighted the perpetrators and the alarm was raised.
Upon realizing the crew had been alerted, the perpetrators escaped immediately. The crew was mustered and a security check on board the ship was conducted.
Nothing was stolen and the crew was not injured.
This is the second time that this vessel was boarded on the same day.
The first boarding occurred on the early morning of 21 Dec 17.
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