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.