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INDONESIA: Thieves board bulk carrier in Jakarta anchorage
Fecha de la noticias: 08/08/2018 • Publicada: 08/08/2018
08/08/2018 LC Posn -6.03 - 106.89
Thieves stole engine spares from a bulk carrier anchored in Tanjung Priok
It is believed the vessel was boarded in the early hours of August 3.
The International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) Piracy Reporting Centre said the
thieves had boarded the vessel unnoticed and that the theft was discovered
during routine rounds.
Thieves continue to target ships at anchor in Indonesian ports and
Perpetrators board ships either alone or in gangs and generally operate at
night. They are often armed with knives.
It is difficult to estimate how many ships have been targeted by criminals
in Indonesian waters as many incidents are thought to go unreported.
The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery in
Asia (ReCAAP) recorded 30 attacks on shipping in Indonesian waters in 2017.
Most of the incidents were opportunistic with perpetrators coming alongside
ships at night and clambering aboard, sometimes climbing anchor chains.
Ships are advised to use anchorages patrolled by Indonesia’s Marine Police
and to maintain heightened vigilance and to report attacks and suspicious
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