Robbery on Tug Berthed at Batam Island, Indonesia
July 22: At approx. 23:00 UTC the tug boat CREST ONYX was targeted in a robbery while berthed at PT Darma Sentosa Marindo Yard on Batam Island, Indonesia. Four robbers in a boat approached and boarded the vessel. A second mate on routine rounds noticed footprints on the main deck, and further checks revealed a storeroom padlock had been broken. Alarm raised and crew mustered. Vessel’s properties were reported stolen. The following day at 21:00 UTC, a suspicious boat came alongside the tug with two persons onboard. One of them was armed with a knife. Alert crew raised the alarm resulting in the boat moving away. Incident reported to PFSO and Yard Manager.
Source: ReCAAP & ICC