Boarding and Cargo Theft Aboard Barge Being Towed Off Tanjung Piai, Malaysia.
July 11: At approx. 02:30 UTC in approx. position 01:13N, 103:31E, six small wooden boats approached an unspecified tug and barge underway. An unspecified number of unauthorised persons boarded the barge, stole its cargo of scrap metal and escaped. The tug’s master contacted the local authorities who dispatched a patrol vessel to investigate.