During 6 – 12 Aug 19, one CAT 2 1 and two CAT 42 incidents of armed robbery against ship were reported to the ReCAAP ISC. The CAT 2 incident occured on board a chemical tanker while underway waiting for pilot at approximately 5 nm north of Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, Indonesia. Six perpetrators armed with knives boarded the tanker and assaulted the Chief Engineer. The alarm was raised and the perpetrators escaped empty-handed. The two CAT 4 incidents occurred to tug boats towing barges while underway in the Singapore Strait. Both incidents occurred south of Tanjung Piai, Johor, Malaysia and involved perpetrators who boarded the barges from small boats. They escaped after stealing some scrap metal from the barges. The location of the three incidents is shown in the map next page, and description tabulated in the attachment.
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