Pirates thwarted by Indonesian Navy

Attack on bulk carrier more likely to be robbery underway than a hijack attempt. 

Pirates thwarted by Indonesian Navy

Titus Zheng

INDONESIA: Pirates were thwarted by the Indonesian Navy off Riau Island, Indonesia.

Bulk carrier New Emerald was underway in the Philip Channel at Lat. 01 03.14N., Long. 103 37.86E. during 07.00 hours local time on 21 November, according to AISLive vessel tracking.

An alert was sent to Information Fusion Centre (IFC) of Singapore on an attempted piracy activity in the area. This information was later relayed to the Indonesia Navy Western Fleet Command (KOARMABAR) through the liaison officer from IFC.

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Source: ihsmaritime360.com

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