Theft Aboard Tug Near Pulau Nongsa, Indonesia in Singapore Strait

A Malaysia-flagged tugboat towing barge loaded with containers was boarded by two perpetrators on 24 of November 2019 at 0330 LT in position 01:14.25N – 104:4.01E, approximately 2.2nm NW of Pulau Nongsa, Indonesia. Robbers escaped after the crew onboard the barge raised the alarm and chased them away. Some twist locks and ropes were stolen. The Master reported the incident to Singapore Vessel Traffic Information System (VTIS). Vessel and crew are reported to be safe.

Source: Maritime Security Review