Indonesian Pirates Rob Crew of Japan Tanker

Monday, September 6, 2010

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Tokyo -- The crew of a Japanese chemical tanker was robbed by two pirates wielding long knives while passing near Indonesia's Mangkai Island on Sunday. After taking about US$20,000 in cash from the twenty crew members, the pirates made good their escape.

The Chemroad Luna, operated by Iino Kaiun Kaisha and flying a Panamanian flag of convenience, was travelling from Singapore to China when it was boarded by the men in the dead of night.

Three of the crew members are South Korean and seventeen of Myanmar nationality. No one was injured.

This area is noted for its frequent pirate attacks, although the intruders always flee when they are first spotted by patrols.

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