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ReCAAP ISC - Armed Robbery Underway - Pulau Bintan, Indonesia

ReCAAP Alert:

5/11/18 0435 hrs

0° 56. 5' N 105°6.8' E

Approximately 26 nm east of Pulau Bintan, Indonesia (South China Sea)

While underway, five perpetrators armed with machetes and with their faces covered with balaclavas, boarded the port quarter of the ship from a small boat.

The perpetrators managed to enter the wheelhouse and confronted the chief officer who was on watch-keeping duty. They brought the chief officer down to the master’s cabin where the perpetrators ordered the master to open the safe.

The perpetrators took some cash from the safe, tied up the master and chief officer and escaped at about 0500 hrs (local time).

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