Chemical Tanker Robbed In Johor Waters.
A group of men brandishing knives, robbed a chemical tanker anchored off south Tanjung Ayam, Johor early Thursday. The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia Information Sharing Centre here said the robbers boarded the tanker, SP Athens, via the aft at 3.30am and entered the store of the engine room.
Tying up the watchman in the engine room, they stole some engine spare parts before leaving the ship, about 20 minutes later.
The watchman was eventually rescued, the centre said in a statement on Friday.
This is the second incident reported in the vicinity of Tanjung Ayam since this year.
The first involved a container ship, Theodor Storm, on Feb 13.