Found: Two stolen boats

Found: Two stolen boats

BATAM, INDONESIA - A barge and tugboat have been recovered after they were stolen from an Indonesian shipyard owned by a Singapore-linked company.

A lawyer for BH Marine and Offshore Engineering said the vessels were with Batam Marine Police at a pier in Sekupang on Saturday.

He declined to comment about when and how the boats were recovered. The Sunday Times understands the company is expecting updates this week.

BH Marine and Offshore Engineering is a subsidiary of BH Global Corporation, which is listed on the Singapore Exchange.

The drama unfolded last Sunday night, when a mob of up to 100 people "forcefully removed" the vessels, said BH Global in a Singapore Exchange bulletin.

Shipyard staff, security guards and local police had tried to stop the group after being alerted to the commotion.

According to local media reports, the mob boarded the vessels on wooden boats.

By the time reinforcements arrived, the barge - a flat-bottomed boat used to transport cargo - and the tugboat had made it into open water.

When The Sunday Times visited the shi

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