Pirates rob oil tanker in Bintulu waters

Oil tanker travelling from Singapore to Labuan was robbed of 100,000 metric tonnes

Pirates rob oil tanker in Bintulu waters

BINTULU: An oil tanker travelling from Singapore to Labuan was robbed of 100,000 metric tonnes of petroleum by a crew of six pirates last Saturday.

A Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) spokesman said the incident unfolded around 11.30pm, when the MT Budi Mesra Dua was 78 nautical miles off the Tanjung Batu Bintulu coast.

The pirates, who approached the tanker on a boat, were armed with machetes and knives.

They tied up all 22 tanker crew members and then transferred the petroleum using a pump to a waiting 60-metre long barge.

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Source: theborneopost.com

MSR: We’ve been contacted by several intelligence analysts who point out the discrepancies in the reports of how much cargo was stolen. In this instance, we’re quoting directly from The Borneo Post, but should point out that MMEA Chief Captain Che Adnan Mohd Isa has said that the Captain of the ship informed him that 100mt of diesel was stolen, not the 100,000 quoted by the Borneo Post.

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One Reply to “Pirates rob oil tanker in Bintulu waters”

  1. chin vun loong

    The ICC, Commercial Crime Services reported the incident took place on May 31, 2014, logged under Attack No 094-14.

    Otherwise local news seem to indicate the incident took place last Sunday, Jun 08m 2014.

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