Sea Robbery Onboard a Bulk Carrier in the Strait of Malacca

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             The Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) operated by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was notified this morning at about 4:30am of an alleged case of sea robbery onboard a Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier, in the Strait of Malacca, outside Singapore’s territorial waters. The vessel was enroute to Singapore.

2.         MRCC had directed the vessel to anchor off the western part of Singapore to facilitate a search by the Police Coast Guard. The search has been completed onboard and nothing was reported missing.

3.         The shipmaster who was hurt in the incident is reported to be in stable condition and has been conveyed ashore to seek medical treatment.