Unwanted cargo sees pirates abort

A group of pirates abandoned their plan to hijack a ship

Pirates abort attack due to ‘unwanted’ cargo

Crystal Chan

A group of pirates abandoned their plan to hijack a ship because the vessel’s cargo was not what they were after, revealed anti-piracy body ReCAAP ISC’s May report.

The report stated that on 25 May, eight armed pirates boarded the 4,147dwt asphalt/bitumen carrier New Glory via its port side from a speed boat.

The pirates were seeking diesel. At the time, New Glory, operated by Shell Eastern Trading, was en route from Singapore to Thailand.

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Source: ihsmaritime360.com

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