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Thai tanker believed hijacked on way to Indonesia

IANS 01 Jun 2014, 6:51:25 IST
Kuala Lumpur: A Thai tanker, initially believed to have been hijacked, is on its way to Indonesia, the International Maritime Bureau said Saturday.

The ship lost contact after leaving Singapore Tuesday, which was on its way to Pontianak on Indonesia's Kalimantan, Xinhua quoted Kuala Lumpur-based Piracy Reporting Centre as saying .

There are 14 crew members on board the diesel oil tanker MT Orapin 4. The centre has urged other vessels to keep a look-out for the missing tanker.

The international maritime agency recorded 23 actual or attempted attacks from January to March, mainly off Indonesia.