"Malacca straits – kidnap and ransom incidents
After Tsunami there were no incidents of any kind in the Malacca Straits for two months. However, attacks have resumed since 28.02.2005. In the last four weeks there have been three serious attacks of Kidnapping the crew for ransom in Malacca straits. Heavily armed pirates have boarded ships and seized the master and one or two crew members and taken them ashore. Pirates have not stolen any property and sole aim has been to kidnap the crew."
Landing the Big One
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
ICC-CCS Piracy Report 29 March- 4 April: