20 December 2019 – Armed Robbery, Singapore

Sea Guardian Maritime Security Advisories / Alerts

Tanker: While underway, six perpetrators armed with knives boarded the ship. The 4th engineer was punched in the face while the chief engineer sustained bruises on the neck and had a gold chain stolen from him. The master reported the incident to Singapore VTIS; and deviated the ship to Singapore to ensure the safety of crew, before proceed on her voyage. Upon the ship’s arrival in Singapore, the Singapore Police Coast Guard boarded the ships for investigation and verified that all crew are safe.Two crew sustained injuries. The personal property of the crew was stolen. Bulk Carrier: While underway, five armed perpetrators were sighted in the engine room. The alarm was raised and upon hearing the alarm, the perpetrators confronted three crew in the engine room. They stole some main engine and generator spares and escaped in a white small boat. The master reported the incident to the Singapore VTIS and resumed her passage to Singapore. The Singapore Police Coast Guard boarded the ship upon arrival in Singapore. All crew was safe

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