Ship Property Stolen from Crane Barge Under Tow near Tanjung Piai, Malaysia
May 18: At approx. 08:00 UTC an unspecified number of unauthorized persons from five wooden boats approached and boarded a crane barge under tow by a tug approx. 3.4nm SSE from Tanjung Piai (Johor, Malaysia). They proceeded to steal an unreported amount of ship’s property, and then disembarked back to their wooden boats. The tug master reported the incident to local authorities.