14.03.2005 at 1735 LT in position 04:25.6N – 099:40.7E, Malacca Straits.
Several pirates armed with guns in three fishing boats boarded a tug towing a barge. They kidnapped master, c/e and 3/e and escaped. IMB piracy reporting centre alerted Royal Malaysian marine police who sent out patrol boats to escort the tug and barge to port. Whereabouts of the three hostages are unknown...
12.03.2005 at 1755 LT in position 03:37.25N - 099:36.75E, 14nm SE of Berhala Island, Malacca straits.
Several pirates armed with machine guns and rocket propelled grenades (RPG) boarded a tanker underway. They kidnapped master and chief engineer and left. Pirates ordered the crew not to proceed to Belawan which was her next port. Pirates have demanded ransom for demand has been received and whereabouts of hostages are unknown.
Update: Bursts mark my estimated positions of the attacks: