Crewman shot in pirate attack

Violent attack on tanker in South East Asia sees crewman shot in neck.

Indonesian crew shot in pirate attack off Pengerang

An Indonesian sailor was shot in the neck during a pirate attack on a ship at 2.5 nautical miles northwest of Teluk Ramunia, near Pengerang, Kota Tinggi last night.

Tanjung Sedili Maritime enforcement chief Captain Amran Daud said in the 10.40pm incident, a group of pirates boarded MT Jix Iang, which was registered in Ulan Bator, Mongolia.

However, they took flight towards Pulau Lima when they got wind of the presence of the maritime authorities, he said in a statement here today.

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