Singaporean warship stops robbery

The Resilience, a warship belonging to the Singapore Navy, helped foil a pirate attack yesterday in the Singapore Strait. The ship came to the rescue of the tug, Permata 1, when it was attacked at around 0900 hrs. The pirates fled into Indonesian waters when they saw the naval vessel approaching. They were later arrested in Indonesia. Some property was stolen from the barge, but it was recovered later. None of the crew on the barge were harmed. The barge was then escorted back to Singapore by the warship (pictured) for inspection.

Rear-Admiral Frederick Chew, from the Singapore Navy, applauded the cooperation between Indonesian, Malaysian and Singaporean authorities, commenting: “We need to continue working closely together to keep up the pressure on sea robbers and to bring sea robbery incidents down.”


Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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