Seven pirates on a speedboat attacked Korean bulk carrier CK BLUEBELL early in the morning Jul 22, Korea’s Yonhap news agency said the attack took place “near Singapore Strait”. The crew were robbed, pirates left the ship with roughly $13,000 in cash and valuables like laptops and smartphones. The ship was well into South China sea at the time of the assault, near Riau Archipelago in position 02 56N 105 11E, en route from Santos Brazil to Incheon Korea, via Singapore, where she anchored on Jul 20. The ship left Singapore on Jul 21. Several crews said to suffer minor injuries while trying to resist pirates.
19 Sep 2020