Failed tanker robbery, crew captured one robber, Indonesia

Indonesian tanker HORIZON MARU was boarded by four armed with sharp weapons robbers early in the morning Jan 21 in Kabil waters, eastern Batam island, Indonesia, Singapore Strait understood crew managed to fight robbers off, and in the process, capture one of the perpetrators. One crew suffered face injury. Captured robber was handed over to police. Tanker alerted ships in the vicinity and police via VHF Ch.16.
Product tanker HORIZON MARU, IMO 9048017, dwt 1204, built 1992, flag Indonesia, manager BAHTERA MAJU SELARAS PT.



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