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Japanese tanker attacked by Indonesian pirates

Indonesia: Japanese tanker has become the 27th vessel this year to be hit by pirates in Indonesian waters in the South China Sea. The chemical tanker Chemroad Luna, owned by Iino Kaiun Kaisha, was boarded by pirates armed with knives close to the Anambas Island at 0300hrs on Sunday morning. The two pirates stole cash from the vessel and then fled the ship. None of the crew of 20 were injured in the attack. It is the 27th pirate attack in the area since February. [06/09/10]

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