Pirates attack Japanese-owned bulk carrier in Malacca Strait

Pirates attacked a Japanese-owned bulk carrier in the Malacca Strait and robbed the ship of its cash before escaping in a boat, a maritime official said. “The attack happened early Friday. They boarded the ship and robbed the safe,” Noel Choong, head of the Piracy Reporting Center of the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), told Agence France-Presse.