Capesize, aframax and LNG tanker attacked during one night in Singapore Strait
1. Within an interval of three hours on 17 Jun 15, three vessels while underway in the eastbound lane of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore were reportedly boarded in close proximity with each other within 4-10 nm; as described below:
a. At or about 0221 hrs, bulk carrier Densa Shark was underway at approximately 1.1 nm south-southwest of Pulau Takong Kecil when three perpetrators armed with knives were sighted in the engine room. The crew immediately raised the alarm and conducted a search. No perpetrators were found onboard and nothing was missing.
b. Within two and a half hours later, at or about 0503 hrs, LNG tanker Clipper Posh while underway at approximately 3.9 nm northeast of Pulau Takong Kecil when five perpetrators were sighted in the engine room. The alarm was raised immediately and the master conducted a search for the
perpetrators but none was found. Nothing was missing.
c. Less than half an hour later, at or about 0525 hrs, tanker Pro Triumph while underway at approximately 6.9 nm southwest of Pulau Takong Kecil when five perpetrators were sighted in the engine room. The Chief Engineer and 1st Engineer were tied, and some generator spares parts were stolen. The alarm was raised and the perpetrators fled.
Bulk carrier Densa Shark. Vessel en route from Brazil, i.e. loaded with low freeboard.
LPG tanker Clipper Posh. Vessel en route from Houston.
Aframax crude oil tanker Pro Triumph. Vessel en route from Umm Said Quatar to Yosu Korea, most probably loaded.