Pirates Hijack Tanker off Indonesia

Pirates Hijack Tanker off Indonesia

An Indonesian-flagged tanker carrying around 1,100 tonnes of fuel was hijacked and its crew forced to board a lifeboat off North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Wednesday, January 28, according to the local media.

According to initial reports, eight masked men armed with knives approached and boarded the MT Rehobot on a wooden boat, forcing 14 of the ship’s crew members to climb into the lifeboat which was then left behind.

The crew was found and rescued with no reported injuries on January 31 by Indonesian authorities.

Some media reported that 10 more crewmen are still on the hijacked tanker. The Indonesian media also cannot seem to agree on the exact name of the vessel, with two other versions to MT Rehobot being MT Berkat Rehobot and  MT Rehobooth.

No ransom requests have been reported so far. Indonesian Navy and police are still searching for the tanker. According to the local media, the tanker is currently in Philippine waters.

World Maritime News Staff

 

 

 

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Sep 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 1 2 3 4 5 6

The 9th Annual Event Green Shiptech China Congress 2020

The 9th Annual Event- Green Shiptech China Congress 2020 will be held on next…

read more >

CWC World LNG Summit & Awards Evening

The CWC World LNG Summit & Awards Evening will be returning to Rome in 2019 to celebrate it’s 20th year.

read more >

Salvage & Wreck

Salvage and Wreck Removal Conference will focus on Casualty management case studies, Dealing with hazardous cargo and container ship fires…

read more >

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance Technology

As varied threats in the Mediterranean Sea continue to proliferate, the need to advance…

read more >