Malacca Strait - Piracy Alert

April 2014

MalaccaStrait

Ref: IMB/PRC/Alert - 070

To : All ships transiting  Malacca Strait

On 22.04.2014 at 0055 LT in posn: 02:59N – 100:54E, 3NM WNW of One Fathom Bank, off Port Klang, Malacca Strait.

A tanker was boarded by about 12 heavily armed pirates and hijacked the vessel and transferred / stole part of fuel cargo to unknown small tankers. Crew properties was stolen and pirates kidnapped three crew members and escaped.                                                                                                    

All vessels are advised to be extra vigilant and maintain anti-piracy measures when transiting this area and adhere to the latest BMP recommendations. Report all attacks and suspicious sightings to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre. 

Published with kind permission of the IMB.

NANIWA MARU No1

In addition to the Malacca Strait article above, please note this additional notice:

The ReCAAP ISC circulates an Incident Alert for an incident involving MT Naniwa Maru No. 1  that occurred on 22 April 2014.