Unwanted cargo sees pirates abort
A group of pirates abandoned their plan to hijack a ship
Pirates abort attack due to ‘unwanted’ cargo
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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