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Thursday, March 04, 2010

Planned tanker terror attack in Strait of Malacca?

Reported as Singapore says terror attacks planned on oil tankers:
The Singapore Shipping Association said it had received an advisory from the Singapore Navy Information Fusion Centre about "an indication that a terrorist group is planning attacks on oil tankers in the Malacca Strait."

It said "this does not preclude possible attacks on other large vessels with dangerous cargo."

"The terrorists' intent is probably to achieve widespread publicity and showcase that it remains a viable group," the navy said in its advisory.

It reminded shipping operators that the militants could use smaller vessels such as dinghies and speedboats to attack oil tankers.
Could make a mess, difficult to stop up the entire strait, though.

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