20.08.2017: 1800 UTC:
Posn: 01:04.20N – 103:41.70E, around 4.7nm SSE of Pulau Nipah, Indonesia.
Two robbers boarded a bulk carrier underway and entered the steering gear room.
They threatened the duty oiler with a knife. Once the robbers left the steering gear room the oiler immediately informed the 3/E who notified the bridge. Master noticed, on the radar, two small boats heading towards Indonesia. Alarm raised and crew mustered.
VTS Central Traffic Control informed. A warship responded and assisted the ship to the anchorage area. The Chief Officer made checks and found all crew are safe. The ship anchored in Singapore Anchorage and the Coast Guard and Custom boarded for investigations.