Palm oil tanker hit by pirates
MMEA not calling event hijacking, even though crew lost control of vessels.
Pirates abscond with RM15m of palm oil
BINTULU: A tugboat (Ever Ocean Silk) and a barge (Ever Giant) carrying 2,499 metric tonnes of palm oil with an estimated worth of RM14.99 million were robbed at about 62 nautical miles from Bintulu Port on Tuesday night.
The armed robbers fled with all the palm oil, the tugboat’s communication system, and the crew’s personal belongings. They also transferred diesel from the tugboat and barge to their boats.
Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Bintulu director Maritime Captain Aminuddin Abdul Rashid revealed this in a press conference here yesterday evening.
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