Indonesian vessel boarded by fuel thieves, crew imprisoned, robbed

Bunker tanker Graha Dua Satu (IMO 8654041), which is understood to be deployed mainly in the bunkering of ships anchored in Morosi waters, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia, was boarded by six pirates during the night of January 6th, armed with machetes. A speed boat with an outboard engine circled around, with two other pirates on board.

The tanker was anchored at the time.

The eight crew were taken into the mess room and tied up. The pirates later forced the crew to take the tanker to a specified position, after which they were locked up again in the mess room.

Meanwhile, another ship or vehicle berthed alongside the tanker, and apparently part or all of cargo of the cargo of diesel fuel was siphoned off.

The thieves left the tanker during the morning of January 7th, robbing the crew and ship of valuables and cash. The tanker sailed back to Morosi waters and on January 7th reported the incident to the authorities.

The crew were reported as safe and uninjured.

2010-built, Indonesia-flagged, 270 gt Graha Dua Satu is owned and managed by Karbindo Alam Mulia of Jakarta, Indonesia.