A jack-up drilling rig cold stacked off Singapore has been targeted by armed robbers, TradeWinds has learnt.

Two assailants, said to be armed with swords, are said to have boarded the unnamed rig and tied up two security guards.

They stole communications equipment and personal belongs before fleeing, according to the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) piracy reporting centre.

The rig had been close to the Malaysian shore, at the eastern end of the Singapore Strait, some 1.5