Pulau Cula, Indonesia – Boarding and Attempted Robbery Aboard Bulk Carrier

30-09-2019  1515 UTC
Boarded / Type of Vessel: Bulk Carrier
Location detail: Around 3.7nm West of Pulau Cula, Indonesia
Deck crew on routine rounds onboard a bulk carrier underway spotted five armed robbers on the aft deck. Alarm raised, SSAS activated and PA announcement made resulting in the robbers 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 to ensure that the robbers had left.
Source: ICC