0245LT: Posn: 01:42.78N – 101:25.91E, Dumai Anchorage, Indonesia.
Four robbers in a boat came close to board a Chemical Tanker. The duty officer detected the boat, shouted using loudhailer and flashed light. The watchman blew ship's horn. The robbers noticed the crew alertness and moved away. All crew safe.
0330 LT: Adang Bay Anchorage, Indonesia.
Two robbers armed with a gun and knives boarded a bulk carrier from the forecastle and made hostage the duty crew at knife point. D/O called him on walkie-talkie but did not receive any response. Another crew was sent immediately from the stern to check the forward. When he arrived the duty crew was found tie-up. The D/O was alerted and he raised the alarm.
Two speed boats were seen departing from the vessel. All crew was mustered and went forward to investigate. It was found ship’s stores had been stolen from forward store.