Pirates attack Malaysia tanker in South China Sea, steal cargo

Kuala lumpur: Pirates have attacked a Malaysian tanker and stolen the gas oil cargo before releasing it in the latest attack in Southeast Asian waters, officials said on Wednesday.

The MT Oriental Glory was hijacked late Tuesday in the South China Sea off southeast Malaysia, the navy said in a statement.

Pirates stole its gas oil cargo before setting it adrift with damaged communication equipment and engine, the statement said.

Noel Choong, head of the International Maritime Bureau’s Kuala Lumpur-based Piracy Reporting Centre, warned of the increasing number of incidents in the area.

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Source: http://www.firstpost.com

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