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Tanker boarded by Armed Pirates, Indonesia


28.06.2016: 1945 UTC

Posn: 03:00N – 105:10E, Around 26nm WSW of Mangkai Island, Indonesia.

Ten pirates boarded a tanker and entered the bridge as the 2/Off was altering course.

They held the 2/Off and the duty AB hostage at gun point and beat them. They then took the 2/Off to the Master's cabin and took the Master and the other crew hostage as well.

The pirates stole the GPS and Navtex equipment and removed the cabling from the remaining satellite communication equipment. Before escaping they stole cash and other personal effects from the crew and released the Master.

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