Pirates Plant Bomb on Board Oil Tanker

A bomb was placed on board Thai oil tanker by a group of pirates, who had syphoned around 2,000 tonnes of bunker oil and five tonnes of diesel oil before leaving the vessel, the Bangkok Post writes.

An armed group of up to eight pirates, believed to be Indonesian nationals, hijacked the Lapin product tanker on Friday, February 13th in Malaysian waters.

The tanker had just left Singapore port loaded with oil cargo, when it fell victim to pirate hands in the Strait of Malacca.

Once onboard, the pirates syphoned the fuel into a waiting nearby vessel and then placed what looked like a homemade bomb on the flying bridge area of the vessel, the newspaper added.

As informed, the captain brought the vessel to Thai waters and requested assistance from the navy and marine police.

The navy sent its ordinance team to inspect and deactivate the bomb.

No injuries to the 15 crew members were reported.

World Maritime News Staff

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