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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Strait of Malacca Piracy: Cargo Hijacked, Ship Released by Pirates

An oil tanker without oil is an . . . alleged victim of piracy, as set out in "Pirates release ship, minus cargo":
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.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:53 PM

    You may be interested to know that a Thai vessel was hijacked on 6 Oct, the crew were killed and the vessel sunk. The cargo was stolen and the Thai police have arrested 4 of the pirates when they tried to change the money stolen. You will find some detail through Google 'Thai police arrest 4 pirates..' Check also GrayPage 25 Oct. Unfortunately no further detail has been found.