Crew found safe following Malaysian piracy attack

Authorities located yesterday the 10 crewmembers and tug and barge that were the latest victims of piracy in Southeast Asia.

The tug Ever Ocean Silk and the oil barge Ever Giant were attacked on Tuesday evening 60 nautical miles off Bintulu port. Pirates robbed the crew and took equipment from the the tug. The crew were found yesterday afternoon around 30 nautical miles from the same Malaysian port.

The barge was carrying 2,500 tons of palm oil on an intra-Malaysian route – none of the cargo was stolen.


Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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