Pirates used AIS

Malaysian authorities have come down hard on the hijacking gang took a Thai-flagged tanker earlier this month.

Pirates used AIS tracking app to identify ship to hijack

Local reports said the mastermind behind the hijacking was given 16 years in jail for conspiracy to hijack while the 10 other Indonesians that were actually caught onboard in the hijack attempt were also jailed for 16 years each after they admitted to their crimes. Six of the pirates were also sentenced to five strokes of the cane.

Three others are still at large.

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Source: seatrade-maritime.com

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