Pirates Steal & Repaint Tug, Strand Crew

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Primarina Trading Pte Ltd

Primarina Trading Pte Ltd of Singapore reported that one of the company's tugs, Marina 26, was taken by pirates on March 22 off Tioman Island Malaysia. The crew was later left adrift and rescued. The crew reports that the tug had been repainted to green. Primarina Trading is looking for any assistance in locating the tug and its tow which was empty at the time.

 
After taking the Marine 26 tug, the pirates traveled east with the crew held hostage. Then the pirates left the crew on a life raft floating in mid sea. The crew was rescued on March 26 night by a passing fishing boat and they are now safely onshore at Natuna island. According to the Captain, the pirates have repainted the tug to green and the company believes their intention was to take the vessel rather than ask for ransom.
 
Primarina Trading wishes to spread the news so that other shipowners are aware of piracy in the area and on the look out for suspicious vessels that are put up for sale, especially in the Philippines and East Malaysia.
 
 
Contact Ms. Tresya with any information at:
Phone: +65 9639 1050
+62 855 655 0000
E-mail: tresya@gmail.com
Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Maritime Security

MCPON Stevens Delivers Congressional Testimony

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(AW/NAC) Michael Stevens testified before Congress Feb. 25. Stevens appeared before the House and Armed Services

Fast Patrol Vessel launched by Cochin Shipyard

Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) has launched the 14th of the series of 20 Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV) being built for the Indian Coast Guard.    With this, CSL said,

U.N. Calls for Maritime Support to Libya

According to United Nations, Libyan authorities need an international maritime force to help as they are unable to halt the illicit trade in oil or the flow of weapons in and out of the country,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1679 sec (6 req/sec)