Theft Aboard Tug Moored Near Batam Island, Indonesia; Near Singapore Strait
February 02, 21:20 UTC: Alert crew onboard a tug moored to a buoy near Batam Island, Indonesia (approx. posn. 01:03.89N – 103:53.98E) noticed three unauthorized persons on deck and raised the alarm. The crew confronted the persons who then escaped with the assistance of two of their accomplices waiting in their boat.
Incident reported to the police who boarded the tug for investigations. A search was carried out. It was noticed the padlock to the storeroom was damaged and ship’s equipment was stolen. All crew safe.