Product tanker Srikandi 515 accident reported by ReCAAP

By Piracy

The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) has published updates concerning an accident with the product tanker Srikandi 515.

On the 9th of October 2014, at 6:00 o’clock, the Indonesia -flagged product tanker Srikandi 515 was attacked by violence performers in the waters of Sampit, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. The vessel was sailing to Gresik, East Java, Indonesia and was carrying 3,100 tons of palm oil. The attackers covered the eyes, tied the crew and after that changed the direction of the vessel to north-west.

More than a month after the accident, on the 27th of November 2014, at 10:30 o’clock the agency RTN has reported to the ReCAAP ISC that the RTN and Thai Marine Police have distinguished and observed Srikandi 515 at about 9nm off Narathiwat province. The Thai police have also arrested eight attackers found on board. According to the agency, the vessel’s colour and name were changed to “Chong Li 2”. The substance of the cargo was not touched. The vessel was accompanied back to Songkhla for additional inspection.

The ReCAAP ISC greets the RTN and Marine Police for both the arrest of the attackers and for the resumed control on the vessel and cargo. Currently an examination of the accident is under way and the ReCAAP is collaborating with the local ReCAAP agency in Thailand to find out what happened on board the vessel in the period between the 9th of October and the 27th of November 2014.

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