While at anchor, about seven perpetrators (not armed) pretended to be stevedores and boarded the bulk carrier. They damaged the midship locker, stole ship’s stores and escaped. The crew was not injured. The incident occurred on the morning hours of 17 October. The location of the incident is depicted herebelow:
The ReCAAP ISC urges ship master and crew to report all incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships to the nearest coastal State and flag State, exercise vigilance and adopt relevant preventive measures taking reference from the Regional Guide to Counter Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia.