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Equanimity received 'warning' to evade pirates, claims captain's lawyer

Alyaa Alhadjri  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The captain of the superyacht Equanimity, which is linked to businessperson Jho Low, turned off the vessel's Automated Identification System (AIS) in an attempt to "evade pirates" while out on the Andaman Sea.

Lawyer Rando Purba told Malaysiakini that his client, Rolf Sieboldt-Berry, who is a South African national, revealed the matter to the Indonesian police while being questioned on Monday.

"My understanding is that my client only turned off the system one time - when the yacht left Colombo for Phuket...

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