The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre issued an incident alert stating that a tug en route from Vietnam to Singapore with a barge in tow was attacked by five robbers while transiting the South China Sea. The tug’s crew managed to repel the robbers, but the master of the tug sustained a cut on his leg. This is the seventh reported attack on a passing vessel in these waters near the southeast tip of the Malay Peninsula since January 2009. (8/2/09).
(Source: Byant’s Maritime News)