Posted on November 07, 2018 by Ilias Kiritsis

Seafarers are advised to exercise caution after pirates robbed a vessel off the coast of Indonesia.


Date Time: 04/11/2018 20:35:00 UTC
Area: Asia
Lat: 0°56'5 N
Lon: 105°6'8 E

Detail: [Boarding/Robbery] Five robbers armed with knives boarded a bulk carrier underway at 2035 UTC in position 00:56.5N – 105:06.8E, around 11nm East of Pulau Merapas, Indonesia. They threatened the Master, stole his personal effects and money from the ship’s safe and escaped. SSAS activated. Incident reported to local authority. Reported (IMB) 4 Nov.

UNID: 5573
Action: NEW
Reported By: OL BRAVO



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Posted in News , Piracy , Theft , Security , Indonesia

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