05 May 2005 at 1030 LT in position 02:46.064N - 106:12.285E, NW bay of Ayerabu island, Anambas islands, Indonesia. -- 8 pirates armed with AK-47 machine guns boarded yacht at anchor -- ordered crew to remain below deck. Held skipper at gun point & took cash, stores & crew personal belongings -- escaped. (Fri. June 3 2005)
Does anyone out there know details of this event? Was it a small cruising sailboat or was it a luxury yacht?
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