German yacht hijacked

Hijacking of sailing vessels unusual in region.

Two Germans kidnapped after yacht was hijacked in Indonesia

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The German yacht Faraway was hijacked in Strait of Lombok off Bali Island, Indonesia. The yacht with two people on board was on round the world trip, when was attacked by armed pirates in Java Sea. The pirates took control of the vessel and headed in unknown direction kidnapping the German citizens. The people succeeded to send a text message to their families and witnessed the pirates use violence and atrocities over them. No ransom request was sent and Indonesian Police and German Embassy hided the incident for several days in case to follow an investigation and to find the yacht.

“Until now the German yacht Faraway has not been found. We have ordered carry out search tasks to the maximum and to investigate the accident”, said from the Indonesia Police Department.

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Source: newsmaritime.com

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