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Tanker Hijacked Off Pulau Repong by Armed Pirates

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From: IHS Maritime 360

A product tanker was hijacked off Pulau Repong, Indonesia, by armed pirates, reported anti-piracy watchdog International Maritime Bureau (IMB).

Singa Berlian was under way around 37 nm south of Pulau Repong when it was boarded by seven masked pirates armed with guns and long knives on 9 March at 21:08 h local time.

The armed men held the crew hostage and took control of the ship. The 1993-built, 1,940 dwt tanker’s communication and navigational equipment were later damaged by the pirates and the vessel’s marine fuel oil cargo was transferred to another ship. The pirates then left the vessel, leaving a crew member injured.

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