The MangKai Island, part of the Ananbas Island group where a number of Pirate attacks/
robberies have been committed against yachts that have sailed in their vicinity.
It is alleged that in some of the incidents involved personnel from the Indonesian Navy base in the Anambas. The Indonesian government has denied that it is doing nothing about this piracy.
25.06.2009: 1930 UTC: Posn: 02:58N - 105: 11E: vicinity of Mangkai islands, Indonesia.
Eight pirates armed with long knives boarded a general cargo ship underway. They held hostage AB and 2/O on watch. Pirates stole cash and crew belongings and escaped in a small boat.
25.06.2009: 2140 LT: Posn: 02:58.3N-105:14.2E: vicinity of Mangkai islands, Indonesia.
Five pirates armed with long knives boarded a general cargo ship underway. They stole crew cash and personal belongings and escaped in a small boat.
24.06.2009: 1930 UTC: Posn: 01:20.2S - 117:02.8E, Balikpapan outer anchorage, Indonesia.
Two robbers in a small boat attempted to board a bulk carrier at anchor. Alert crew raised alarm, whistle sounded and crew mustered. The robbers aborted the attempt and escaped. Pilot station