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Armed Pirates Active in South China Sea

By Sue Richards last modified Nov 19, 2009 04:36 PM

Published: 2009-11-19 16:36:00
Topics: Piracy Reports 2009

This information posted on the US National Intelligence Agency web-site (Daily Memorandum: Pacific 220)

HYDROPAC 2121/2009(71,93). SOUTH CHINA SEA. PIRACY.

TEN PIRATES ARMED WITH KNIVES AND CROW BARS BOARDED A BULK CARRIER UNDERWAY IN 03° 12.4N 105° 29.1E AT 151820Z NOV.

THEY ENTERED THE BRIDGE AND THREATENED THE DUTY OFFICER AND AB AND ORDERED THEM NOT TO SOUND THE ALARM. THE PIRATES FORCED THEIR WAY INTO THE CAPTAIN'S CABIN, TIED HIS HANDS AND THREATENED HIM WITH KNIVES. THE PIRATES STOLE SHIP'S CASH, PERSONAL BELONGINGS AND ESCAPED.

CAUTION ADVISED.

(180237Z NOV 2009)

Our thanks to David Wheatley for sending this report

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