Thefirst attack was on 3 May when five robbers attempted to board a chemicaltanker in position 01° 24.4’N 104° 41’E about 12nm north-north-east of Pulau Bintan.

Reportssay the robbers aborted mission once the crew sounded the alarm. Nothing wasstolen and none of the crew was harmed.

Less than a day later another chemical tanker was boarded by robbers in 01° 27.2’N104° 35.2’E