Skip to comments.Pirates steal oil from tanker hijacked off Malaysia coast
Posted on 11/11/2013 6:56:59 PM PST by TexGrill
Ten pirates, armed with guns and knives, hijacked a Panamanian-flagged oil tanker off the Malaysian coast in the Straits of Malacca, according to the International Maritime Bureau.
The incident occurred near Malaysia's Pulau Kukup on Thursday.
The armed robbers forced the ship's master to steer the vessel to a spot where an unidentified orange hull tanker parked itself alongside forcing the crew to transfer gas oil from the vessel to their ship, the bureau's piracy reporting centre said.
The pirates tied up the crew and locked them in a cabin.
After stealing the gas oil, the pirates robbed the crew of their personal belongings and escaped.
The oil tanker became the second such vessel to be hijacked in Malaysian waters in four weeks.
(Excerpt) Read more at newindianexpress.com ...
Gas oil: typically a heavy grade of diesel.
” hijacked a Panamanian-flagged oil tanker off the Malaysian coast in the Straits of Malacca”
This is almost a daily happening in that area, as well as off the coast of Somalia.
International laws prevent ship crews from arming themselves.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.