Second oil tanker hijacked off Malaysia in a month

An oil tanker has become the second such vessel to be hijacked in Malaysian waters in four weeks, the International Maritime Bureau said Friday, adding it marked rising piracy in the region.

Second oil tanker hijacked off Malaysia in a month

An oil tanker has become the second such vessel to be hijacked in Malaysian waters in four weeks, the International Maritime Bureau said Friday, adding it marked rising piracy in the region.

A Panamanian-flagged vessel was on Thursday boarded by 10 armed pirates, who emptied it of the oil it was carrying into another ship before disembarking.

In early October a Thai-flagged oil tanker went missing for two days after a hijacking before being released without its cargo.

The IMB said there had been an increase in the number of attacks on Malaysia’s coast recently but added it could not be sure if the two most recent attacks were by the same group.

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Source: AFP.

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2 Replies to “Second oil tanker hijacked off Malaysia in a month”

  1. Manoj Radhakrishnan

    The proximity of the hijack and subsequent Ship to Ship Ops within an area covered by Johor VTS suggests that there is more to it than what meets the eye.

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