Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Hunt for pirates after Malaysia tanker hijacking: Official  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 13/06/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The armed pirates siphoned off the diesel fuel to another ship robbed the crew of their valuables and destroyed communication equipment before escaping he said.

malaysia is hunting for a group of machete-wielding pirates who hijacked a tanker off its eastern coast stealing a million litres of oil in the latest in a spate of attacks in its waters an official said on thursday.

pirates hijacked the malaysia-registered tanker mt budi mesra dua last saturday off bintulu in the oil-rich sarawak state as the ship sailed from neighbouring singapore.

“ten machete-wielding pirates boarded the ship which was carrying about a million litres of diesel. they took control of the tanker for about 10 hours” mohamad sufi mohamad ramli a local commander with the malaysian maritime enforcement agency told afp.

the armed pirates siphoned off the diesel fuel to another ship robbed the crew of their valuables and destroyed communication equipment before escaping he said.

“we have activated 24-hour sea patrols around bintulu waters (in the south china sea) to prevent similar attacks” mohamad sufi said.

“we are hunting down the pirates” he added.

pirates have attacked a number of vessels in waters off indonesia singapore and malaysia recently.

in april pirates injured the captain and stole diesel fuel from a thailand-owned tanker off the eastern coast of malaysia.

in the same month three indonesian crew were kidnapped and diesel fuel stolen from a singapore-managed tanker in the strait of malacca an important shipping lane.

the international maritime bureau’s kuala lumpur-based piracy reporting centre urged maritime agencies in malaysia singapore and indonesia to bolster security measures to stop the piracy menace.

“in recent weeks we have recorded five hijackings (including this latest incident) in the south china sea area and in the malacca strait” the centre’s head noel choong told afp.

“in four of the cases pirates stole the diesel and gas oil cargo” he added.

the strait of malacca is a key maritime highway linking europe and the middle east to asia and has long been a hunting ground for pirates.

attacks in the strait had dropped in recent years following stepped-up patrols and cooperation between neighbouring countries to secure waterways.

for more news from khaleej times follow us on facebook at facebook.com/khaleejtimes and on twitter at ?khaleejtimes

follow ?khaleejtimes -->


 






  MENA News Headlines
 Jul 27 2014 - New dates for Plastivision ArabiaspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Po Centre Sharjah will continue to partner with the All India Plastics Manufacturers Association or Aipma the oldest and the largest apex body of the plastic industry in ...

 Jul 27 2014 - First physical delivery of plastics futures contract done by DCCCspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) E DCCC which acts as the clearing house for the DGCX is the central counterparty for each trade carried out on the exchange.The Dubai Commodities Clearing Corporation or DCCC ...

 Jul 27 2014 - Ajman Bank to distribute DMCC coinsspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) E UAE Gold Bullion Coins are available in four denominations weighing 1oz 1/2oz 1/4oz and 1/10oz.The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre or DMCC has announced that Ajman Bank is ...

 Jul 27 2014 - SIB launches Splendid Summer OfferspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Arjah Islamic Bank or SIB has launched its Splendid Summer Offer a new highly-competitive personal finance product with the lowest rates ever starting from only 2.The move is ...

 Jul 27 2014 - Six Emirati families get new AvanzaspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Med at making reliable and affordable mobility available to a larger segment of the society the initiative empowers members of the UAE community with the right transport ...

 Jul 27 2014 - Busy Eid for Abu Dhabi hotelsspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Cupancies set to be increased as competition has never been so tough Emirates Palace like other hotels in Abu Dhabi have revved up their offers for Eid. — Supplied ...

 Jul 27 2014 - Dubai retailers look to continue brisk businessspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Tailers are anticipating another year of enthusiastic buying and selling as all major malls in the emirate witness an increase footfall this summer.Fashion apparel home ...

 Jul 27 2014 - Bank of Baroda marks 107th foundation dayspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Ma Moorthy garlanded the portrait of Sir Sayajirao Gaekwad III and lit a lamp to mark the celebration of 107th foundation day.Bank of Baroda recently celebrated its 107th ...

 Jul 27 2014 - Gulf Intl Bank posts 50.2m first-half profitspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) T interest income at $76.Gulf International Bank reported a consolidated net income after tax of $50.2 million for the six months ended June 30 2014 compared to $60.6 million ...

 Jul 27 2014 - ABC Islamic Bank gains up 25 at 7.5mspanKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Erating expenses increased to $3.ABC Islamic Bank on Saturday announced that its net profit for the first half of 2014 was $7.5 million 25 per cent higher than the profit of ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help