An anchored heavy lift carrier was boarded by four robbers armed with guns off Batu Ampar, Batam Island, Indonesia, according to data released by International Maritime Bureau’s Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB PRC).
During the attack, which occurred on June 16, the robbers held hostage the duty AB at gun point, stole ship’s engine spares and escaped.
At the time of the incident, the ship was anchored some 2.5 nautical miles West of Batu Ampar.
IMB said that the incident was reported to the authorities via the ships agent.
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