On or about 21 0540H June 2016, three robbers armed with knives boarded an anchored bulk carrier while at Dumai Inner Anchorage, Indonesia (LAT 01°41.45’N, LONG 101°30.37’E). Two robbers managed to enter the engine room via the open skylight. They threatened the duty oiler with knives and ordered him not to raise the alarm. The robbers then stole engine spares and escaped. After the robbers left, the oiler informed the D/O who in turn raised the alarm and crew mustered. No injuries to crew members. Incident reported to local authorities. Meanwhile, in a separate incident, on or about 18 0110H June 2016, three robbers boarded an anchored product tanker while at Dumai Inner Anchorage, Indonesia (LAT 01°41.9’N, LONG 101°29.2’E). Duty AB on routine rounds noticed the robbers and informed the D/O who raised the alarm and crew mustered. One of the robbers rushed towards the duty AB and threatened him with a knife not to make any movements. Hearing the alarm and seeing the crew alertness, the robbers jumped overboard and escaped with their accomplices in their boat. A search was made throughout the tanker. The padlock to the steering gear room entrance was found broken, but nothing reported stolen. Attempts made to call the port control via vhf channel received no response.

Source: Commercial Crime Services