Pirates Seize Tanker off Somalia's Coast

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Armed pirates seized a Malaysian palm oil tanker with 39 crew off the coast of — the fourth hijacking in a month, reports said.It was reported that the International Maritime Bureau's piracy reporting center in , said the center received a distress signal late about the raid on the MT Bunga Melati Dua and immediately notified Western naval ships patrolling the area.
An international terrorism task force dispatched a warship to intercept the tanker, which was heading toward territorial waters.

Source:  AP

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