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On 30 Aug 10 at or about 0254 hrs, a Hong Kong-registered bulk carrier, Ideal Bulker was underway at position 2° 59.7' N, 105° 12.2' E (approximately 24.3nm southwest of Pulau Mangkai) when six pirates in a small craft boarded the vessel from the stern. The pirates, who were armed with long knives, took control of the bridge; and tied up the bridge duty crew and anti-piracy watch with ropes. The pirates then forced the electric engineer to bring them to the Master’s cabin, where they attempted to enter the cabin. The Master raised the alarm and escaped through the porthole. The crew was mustered and they approached the Master’s cabin. Upon seeing the crew being alerted, the pirates escaped with two binoculars and two sets of walkie talkies stolen from the bridge. The Master suffered injuries while escaping through the porthole and the electric engineer suffered head injuries when the pirates assaulted him.Upload News