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Incident Type: Boarding
Location:Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia
Incident Date: 14 Nov 2023,2245 UTC
Lat/Long: 3° 56' 29.40" N– 98° 45' 12.00" E
Reports indicate that an anchored product tanker at Belawan anchorage, Indonesia, was boarded by three knife-wielding robbers. The vigilant duty crew detected the intruders and promptly sounded the alarm, causing the robbers to flee without stealing anything.
This is the 10th incident reported this year taking place within an Indonesian port, and the 67th incident reported near the Singapore & Malacca Straits since the beginning of the year.
Overall, incidents within this region involved armed individuals with small knives or blunt objects. These robbers usually escape upon detection, with stolen ship properties, stores or cargo, with minimal violence occurring between crew and robbers. However, based on the volume of incidents, this region requires vigilance when transiting.
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