Robbery on a barge towed by tug, Indonesia
Issued: 11 months, 4 weeks ago
Date Reference Region Category Aggressors Source
8 Dec 2021 - 19:30 CW Alert 031- (Dec 21) Southeast Asia Robbery ROBBERS IFC
It has been reported that four unattended wooden boats were seen alongside the port and starboard side of a barge being towed by a tug approximately 60nm from Baung Bangka Strait, Indonesia. The Master directed the tugs search light towards the barge in order to distract the robbers but was not successful. The robbers left the barge and the Master continued his voyage to a safe area where a search of the barge revealed that seven cargo crates containing machinery parts had been opened. Items inside the crates were reported missing.
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