Pirates were reported to have struck a ship bringing supply to an offshore barge some 10km off Miri’s coast about 10.15pm Wednesday.

The ship which had twelve crew man were attacked while most of them were asleep. This was the second time such incident occurred in Miri this month.

News reports suggest that the pirates only managed to take away two walkie-talkies from the ship as the captain’s distress call to the marine police scared them away.

The pirates are believed to be a mix of locals and a few foreigners based on their accent.