30 Oct '11, 6am

Malaysia rescues hijacked tanker, barge

Malaysia rescues hijacked tanker, barge

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia maritime authorities have rescued a tanker and a barge which were hijacked in the latest South China Sea pirate attacks, officials said Sunday. A tanker carrying oil and gas worth 14 million ringgit ($4.6 million) was hijacked Thursday in the Straits of Singapore, said Syed Mohamad Fuzi Syed Hasan, a regional operations director with the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency. Authorities located the Malaysian-registered MT Nautica Johor Bahru off the country's east coast Friday after an alert from the shipping company that the vessel was no longer contactable. Navy ships from Malaysia and neighbouring Indonesia managed to intercept the vessel in Indonesian waters though the suspected pirates, about 10 men armed with a pistol and machetes, got away in a speedboat, Syed Mohamad Fuzi said. None of the 19 crew members was injured but their belongings wer...

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