5 Pirates Involved in Tanker Hijacking Still at Large

By Kathryn Stone

Five pirates involved in the hijacking of the Orkim Harmony are still at large, according to the latest reports from the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency.

The 7,301 dwt Orkim Harmony and her crew were seized by pirates on June 11 and held for one week. The stolen vessel was located last Thursday and eight Indonesian pirates were apprehended the next day by the Vietnam Coast Guard.  The group was reportedly trying to escape from navy ships and aircraft in the Orkim Harmony’s life boat.

However, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) deputy director-general Ahmad Puzi Ab Kahar told a press conference June 22, that there were a total of 13 attackers involved in the hijacking.

Via: http://www.maritime-executive.com

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