Maritime robbers armed with knives abandoned their attempt at pilferage on a Norden-controlled panamax bulker anchored off an Indonesian port after the crew responded quickly to their unwanted presence.

According to an alert issued on Wednesday by security services provider Falcon Mega Solutions, vigilant crew members spotted the two perpetrators near the forecastle store on the 82,400-dwt bulker Nord Aquarius (built 2022) and quickly sounded the alarm.

The ship, owned by Japan’s Nissen Kaiun, was at the time in the anchorage of the Indonesian port of Belawan, which is located along the Malacca Strait.