Panamax bulk carrier attacked, robbed, off Singapore
Bulk carrier ANDROMEDA under way was boarded by pirates at 0445 ICT Nov 8 in position 02 53N 105 17E, 100 nm northeast of Singapore. Five armed with knives pirates robbed crew and ship of cash, valuables and ship’s properties, damaging ship’s communications equipment before fleeing bulk carrier. All crew safe. Bulk carrier is en route from India to China, as of 2230 ICT Nov 10 she was under way in South China sea. Bulk carrier should be in load, considering her route, low free board allowed pirates to board her.
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