The German yacht Faraway was hijacked in Strait of Lombok off Bali Island, Indonesia. The yacht with two people on board was on round the world trip, when was attacked by armed pirates in Java Sea.
The pirates took control of the vessel and headed in unknown direction kidnapping the German citizens. The people succeeded to send a text message to their families and witnessed the pirates use violence and atrocities over them. No ransom request was sent and Indonesian Police and German Embassy hided the incident for several days in case to follow an investigation and to find the yacht.
“Until now the German yacht Faraway has not been found. We have ordered carry out search tasks to the maximum and to investigate the accident”, said from the Indonesia Police Department. “We understood about the accident from a text message from a passenger on board. The owner of the yacht Diana Christa Lorens made a short call to her family, but after that communicate only by text messages”, finished the spokesman of Indonesia Police Department.
The German yacht Faraway has overall length of 20.00 m and was on round a world trip. The vessel was about to call Bali, but on route through Strait of Lombok was hijacked.