Indonesian navy rescues hijacked oil tanker

Indonesian navy rescues hijacked oil tanker

The Indonesia navy rescued a Kiribati-flagged oil tanker captured by pirates off the coast of Borneo island, and detained nine suspects involved in the hijacking.

The vessel Hai Soon 12, carrying 4,000 metric tons of marine gas oil, lost communications with its owner on May 8 when it was enroute from Singapore to the Southern Ocean to conduct bunkering to fishing vessels.

The Indonesian navy intercepted the boarded the vessel on May 9. The 21 crew onboard were safe and unharmed.

Nine Indonesian citizens were detained on suspicion of piracy and transferred to Surabaya city for further investigations.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.

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