27 June 2017

News Story: Hijacked Thai oil tanker returns safely from Malaysia

BANGKOK, June 26 (Xinhua) -- Thai navy on Monday confirmed that a Thai oil tanker which was hijacked by a pirate vessel in Malaysian waters had returned to Thailand.

"The hijacked oil tanker C.P. 41 is safe now," said Thai Navy spokesman Admiral Jumpol Lumphikanont.

Jumpol said the oil tanker were sailing on the right route when it was attacked and Thai navy sent patrol boat HTMS Takbai there to save them after being informed.

C.P. 41, carrying 17 crew and some 3,800 tons of diesel oil, was attacked by six armed pirates, while en route from Singapore to Songkhla Friday night.

Read the full story at Xinhua