Missing diesel oil tanker now recovered


KUALA LUMPUR, 2 June 2014 – An oil tanker that went missing on Saturday has already been recovered with all of its crew members safe.

A Thai diesel oil tanker, MT Orapin 4, with 14 crew members en route from Singapore to Indonesia was hijacked by a group of pirates on May 31st. However, The MT Orapin 4 has now arrived in Thailand’s Sri Racha port after it was found off the coast of Malaysia. All the 14 crew members were reportedly safe.

According to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), the pirates damaged the tanker’s communication equipment and took 3 million liters of diesel.