A Thai oil tanker came under attack by pirates on Friday who were able to make off with nearly half of its cargo.
The days of pirates sailing on the high seas seems not to be over. The vessel was carrying 3.8 million litres of diesel when it was taken over by pirates who spoke Bahasa while heading from Singapore to Sogkhla.
The six assailants armed with guns and knives took over the ship and captured the captain and the crew before destroying the communication equipment and pumped 1.5 million litres of diesel over to their ship before they fled.
All 17 of the ship’s crew are safe and the incident was reported to the Thai authorities after the tanker arrived in Songkhla Saturday.
The vessels owner and manager the C&P Group is cooperating with 6 agencies to investigate the incident.
The Royal Thai Navy is working with the Malaysian authorities to hunt down the pirate vessel.
Source : Bangkokpost
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