Sixth Boarding/Theft From Barge Towed in Westbound Lane of TSS, Singapore Strait
May 30: Approx 3.4nm southeast of Tanjung Piai, Malaysia – in the westbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS) of the Singapore Strait – whilst tug boat Asia Jaya 28 was towing the barge Sinar Jaya 2912, an unknown number of unauthorized persons boarded the barge and stole tools before escaping in a small craft. Exact time on May 30 unknown.
This is the sixth incident that occurred in close proximity in the western sector of the Singapore Strait since February 2019. All six incidents occurred to tug boats towing barges while underway in the westbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS).