08.01.2017: 1735 UTC: Posn: 00:15.2S – 117:34.0E, Muara Berau Anchorage, Samarinda, Indonesia.
Five robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier. They took hostage the duty crew and tied him at the fore mast.
Another duty crew tried to contact the crew but received no response. As he approached the forecastle to investigate, he noticed the robbers and informed the OOW who raised the alarm.
Hearing the alarm and seeing the crew alertness, the robbers escaped in their speed boat with the stolen ship’s stores.
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