Thursday, April 24, 2014

PIRACY RETURNS BIG TIME TO THE STRAITS OF MALACCA

Pirates Hijack Japanese Oil Tanker Along Malacca Strait

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"Armed pirates boarded and stole the fuel cargo of the Japanese tanker Naninwa Maru 1 on Wednesday in the Malacca Strait off the coast of West Malaysia. The cargo ship was bound for Myanmar with its cargo of around 5 million liters of diesel and the pirates were able to hijack and steal over half of the fuel, transferring them to two boats waiting at the scene of the crime. Three of the Japanese cargo ship’s crew members were also taken by the pirates, this according to Malaysian maritime police." read the complete story in THE JAPAN DAILY PRESS


      
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