Police verifying tanker hijack
Police verifying reported hijacking of tanker Sunrise 689 amid rumor of staging
Vietnamese police are verifying the authenticity of a case in which sailors of the oil tanker Sunrise 689 declared that their ship had been seized by pirates for six days before being released on October 9.
The clarification is underway amid suspicion over whether an act of piracy actually occurred, or if it was staged.
The tanker, with 18 crewmembers on board, returned to the coastal southern city of Vung Tau on October 11 after being hijacked and released by pirates, according to the ship’s captain, Nguyen Quyet Thang, and his men.
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