Men with knives threaten crew

Adang Bay, Indonesia early yesterday. About four men , armed with "kukris" -a Philippine machete also used to cut wood- , boarded a wool carrying ship. The crew was intimidated, told to submit or "limbs would be amputated".

Adang Bay, Indonesia pirates loot wool ship Adang Bay, Indonesia pirates loot wool ship

The crew, adamantly, rushed as one, spreading in all directions. Since the pirates lacked any real "ranged" weapons , the crew did the zebra trick and gave themselves ample time to pull the emergency/ distress alarm.

When authorities in the area arrived, most of the wool was missing, all manufactured goods were either damaged or missing, and the ship was in utter disorder. Luckily, all the crew survived unharmed.

Indonesian authorities will continue a manhunt for the pirates, although that will probably be futile.

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