Hijacked Tanker Found, Crew Unharmed
The hijacked oil tanker which was reported missing off Indonesia last week has been found, according to the Royal Thai Navy.
GAC said in its daily Hot Port News report that it has been confirmed that pirates hijacked the vessel and that the crew has not been harmed.
The tanker was reportedly attacked by a group of armed men while en route from Singapore to Pontianak on Kalimantan with 14 seafarers aboard. Upon boarding the ship, the pirates destroyed all communication equipment and took control of the vessel. Most of its cargo of 3 million liters of diesel was stolen, leaving enough fuel for the ship to return safely to the shore.
An investigation into the incident is underway.