Three robbers boarded the "British Contributor" while at anchor 15 miles East of Bandar Penawar, Johor, via the anchor cable in position 01 33 20.0N, 104 31 46.0E, on Sep 8, 2019, around 9 a.m. The robbers stole the forward life raft, ship's properties and stores before escaping. The theft was noticed through the ship's CCTV recording.
While anchored in pos. 01 35 N, 104 32 E, about 17 miles ENE of Bandar Penawar, Johor, the duty crew member of the "Eagle" noticed armed persons on the forecastle on Aug 25, 2019, at 8.45 p.m. He notified the duty officer and raised alarm. The forward whistle was sounded, and the master advised all the crew members to retreat into the accommodation. Hearing the alarm, the armed persons escaped with a life raft and other ship's properties.
The "Fengning" was boarded by two robbers at the port of Sandakan, Malaysia, on Aug 27, 2019. The duty able seaman noticed them on the forecastle, at 12.25 a.m. Subsequently, alarm was raised. Seeing the alerted crew members, the robbers jumped overboard and escaped in a boat which was alongside the vessel. Upon investigation, ship's properties were reported stolen. The incident was reported to the local police.
The "Salviceroy", while at the Batam anchorag, was boarded by five robbers armed with knives on Aug 20, 2019, at 8.40 p.m. The crew was alerted and the alarm was raised. All the crew mustered in a safe location and called the local authorities, who responded and boarded the tug for investigations. Deck and engine room spares were reported stolen by the robbers.
The duty crew member of the "Tomini Dynasty", which was anchored in position 03 54 40N, 098 47 25E, at the Belawan Anchorage, noticed a small boat near the anchor chain on Aug 22, 2019, at 6.30 p.m. He instructed the occupant of the boat to move away, as the vessel was about to heave up the anchor. As he was about to raise alarm, two armed robbers who had already boarded the vessel, held him at knife point and tied him up. When the vessel was ready to heave up the anchor, the remaining crew members proceeded to the forecastle. On seeing these crew members approaching, the robbers snatched the duty crew member's portable radio and escaped through the hawse pipe after opening the security cover. The incident was reported to Port Control. When the bulk carrier was berthed, the Marine Police boarded the vessel for carrying out investigation.