A Thai-flagged oil tanker that was missing for two days after being hijacked by pirates near Singapore has been released with its cargo missing, the International Maritime Bureau said on Wednesday.
The IMB's Kuala Lumpur-based piracy centre said the vessel became uncontactable on Sunday after leaving Singapore four days earlier.
"The pirates stole its cargo and damaged the ship's communication equipment. All crew are safe," the centre said.
The ship, originally bound for Vietnam, will return to Singapore.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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