In its weekly report for 7-13 March 2017, RECAAP ISC informed that robbers boarded a product tanker, owned by Danish Maersk, and stole ship equipment, while the vessel was at Inner Anchorage, Dumai, Indonesia, in early hours of March 12.
The exact equipment missing from “Maersk Aegean” was a portable welding machine, an electric drill and an electric hacksaw. According to RECAAP information, while at anchor, the 2nd engineer reported that the equipment was found missing from the engine room workshop. Upon checking, the emergency access to the steering flat was found to be opened. A search was conducted, but no person was found.
The agent and port authority were informed. The coastal state action taken is unknown yet.
RECAAP reports that another two incidents of robbery against ships occurred during this period, in Anchorage, Bangladesh and in northeast of Pulau Libaran, off Sandakan, East Malaysia.
The ReCAAP ISC urges ship master and crew to report all incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships to the nearest coastal State and flag State, to exercise vigilance and adopt relevant preventive measures taking reference from the Regional Guide to Counter Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia.
Further information may be found in the following report: