Vietnam’s marine cops quizzing suspected hijackers

HANOI: Vietnam’s marine police are questioning eight foreigners suspected of being the escaped pirates who commandeered a Malaysian-flagged tanker in the South China Sea for a week.

The unarmed men docked at Tho Chu Island, off southwest Vietnam, on a lifeboat on Friday morning after “saying they encountered an accident at sea”, said Major-General Ngo Ngoc Thu, deputy commander of the Vietnam Marine Police.

Malaysian authorities have been searching for eight men after they escaped the MT Orkim Harmony in a lifeboat on Friday.


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