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Pirates nabbed south of Johor

Pirates nabbed south of Johor

Singapore: Authorities in Singapore report a hasty capture of a pirated ship with all crew safe. On 22 September 2007 at 2050hrs, the ship master of an Indonesian-registered product tanker called the MV Kraton sent a message to the pilot station at Tanjung Buyut in Palembang reporting that it was boarded by several robbers at 00° 03.6' S, 105° 16.2' E (about 40 nm south-east of Bintan island). The vessel that was underway to Cilacap (Indonesia) with a cargo of vegetable oil.  There was no communications with the vessel thereafter.
Based on the ship's tracking system, the ship owner believed that the robbers were sailing the vessel to either Singapore or Malaysia. The incident was reported to the authorities of the three littoral states of Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
On 24 September 2007 at 0930 hrs, the Indonesian authorities boarded the vessel south of Tanjung Ayam (Johor). They have detained the fourteen robbers that were found onboard the vessel for further investigation.
All seventeen crew members are safe and the cargo of vegetable oil remains intact on board the ship.  [26/09/07]


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