Boarding and Attempted Robbery Aboard Bulk Carrier Underway Near Pulau Cula, Indonesia
September 30, 15:15 UTC: Deck crew on routine rounds onboard a bulk carrier underway approx 3.7nm west of Pulau Cula, Indonesia (posn. 01:02.7N, 103:39.0E) spotted five armed unauthorized persons on the aft deck. Alarm raised, SSAS activated and PA announcement made resulting in the five persons escaping without stealing anything. Incident reported to authorities. A coast guard boat came and escorted the ship to Singapore, where they boarded and searched the ship.