Moresby 9 hit by pirates three times

Ship hit by three attacks so far this year.

Owner of hijacked Moresby 9 hit by pirates three times this year in SE Asia

By Marcus Hand from Singapore

The hijacking of the tanker Moresby 9 and the stealing of its cargo, was the third such incident to hit its owner this year, according ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre.

The Honduras-flagged Moresby 9 was boarded by nine pirates armed with machetes and pistols on 4 July in Indonesian waters near the Anambas Islands in the South China Sea. The crew were tied up and locked in the engine control room, apart from the chief officer who was forced to navigate the vessel.

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