Ship hijacked and cast adrift

Kuala Lumpur: Pirates have attacked a Malaysian tanker and stolen the gas oil cargo before releasing it in the latest attack in Southeast Asian waters.

The MT Oriental Glory was hijacked late Tuesday in the South China Sea off southeast Malaysia, the Malaysian navy said in a statement.

Pirates stole its gas oil cargo before setting it adrift with damaged communication equipment and engine, the statement said. [16/07/14]


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