Boarding and Attempted Robbery Aboard Tanker Anchored off Pengerang, Malaysia in Singapore Strait
June 16: According to late reports, at 0300 hrs local time, a Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) patrol sighted two unauthorized wooden boats, both named Lima Sore, secured to a tanker that was anchored approximately 2.9 nm south of Teluk Ramunia, Pengerang. The patrol found four perpetrators attempting to steal items, including scrap metal, from the tanker. All four perpetrators were arrested. However, two of them subsequently escaped by jumping overboard when one of the MMEA patrol boats broke down on the way back to the maritime base in Tanjung Pengelih. The two suspects who had escaped were later arrested in Pulau Batam, Indonesia, by Indonesian authorities.
Source: PGI Ltd.