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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Attempted Pirate Attack in Malacca Strait

Reported at Maritime Global Net:
DESPITE increased activity by Indonesian and Malaysian naval forces there has been a further attempted pirate attack in the Malacca Strait area, off North Sumatra, according to the ICC International Maritime Bureau. This follows two robberies of a chemical tanker underway close to Singapore

Last Saturday, 10 May, pirates in military camouflage attempted to board a chemical tanker underway using a bamboo pole attached to a hook. The master raised the alarm and alerted ships in vicinity. The pirates aborted the attempt and escaped in their blue hull speedboat.

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