Pirates Attack Fishing Vessel near Malacca Strait

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

July 29, 2015

Map of Strait of Malacca. By Welt-Atlas

Map of Strait of Malacca. By Welt-Atlas

 Pirates attacked the fishing trawler Maju Jaya in Malacca Strait in Tamiang water in North Sumatra, Indonesia on July 26.

Another fishing boat closed Maju Jaya from portside, two armed pirates went on board of Maju Jaya, threatening crew.
The pirates were armed with guns and other weapons, locked the crew on the bridge and stole jewelry, mobile phones, technologies and etc. Crew unharmed. 
After that they abandoned the ship into a fast boat and headed to unknown direction. 
The crew got again the control of the fishing trawler after about 1-2 hours and headed to the island, where docked and reported to the accident. 
The local authorities started investigation and will look for the pirates. There are no injured people during the shore pirate attack.
Fishing vessel Maju Jaya, MMSI 525003002, length 30 meters, flag Indonesia.
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