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    Contact Lost Indonesia-bound Thai Oil Tanker

    Let's see if they can find this one.

    Indonesia-bound Thai tanker believed hijacked

    KUALA LUMPUR, May 31, 2014 (AFP) - A Thai tanker is thought to have been hijacked on its way from Singapore to Indonesia, the International Maritime Bureau said Saturday, following a number of pirate attacks in Southeast Asian waters.

    The diesel oil tanker MT Orapin 4, with 14 crew aboard, lost contact with its owner after departing the city-state on Tuesday, IMB's Kuala Lumpur-based Piracy Reporting Centre said.

    It was heading to Pontianak on Indonesia's Kalimantan.

    "It's a possible hijacking," the centre's head Noel Choong told AFP, adding that pirates recently had attacked a number of vessels in the area, usually to siphon off cargo.

    The centre urged other vessels to keep a look-out for the missing tanker.

    In April, heavily-armed pirates boarded another Thailand-owned tanker off the eastern coast of Malaysia, injuring the captain and stealing diesel fuel from its cargo.

    In the same month, pirates also boarded a Singapore-managed tanker in the nearby Strait of
    Malacca, an important shipping lane, kidnapping three Indonesian crew and stealing some of the diesel fuel.

    January to March saw 23 actual or attempted attacks in Southeast Asian waters, mainly off Indonesia, according to IMB.
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    So they now have a plane and an oil tanker.... what do you think they may be planning?
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    Plane 400+ knots. Oil tanker, what, 20ish knots. It can't have got that far. 5555
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soupdragon View Post
    Plane 400+ knots. Oil tanker, what, 20ish knots. It can't have got that far. 5555
    They will sink at the same speed..555
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    Quote Originally Posted by RakThai View Post
    They will sink at the same speed..555
    Yes but it would leave a slick that would be visible using the naked eye........from space. 55555
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    Maybe they needed the oil to refine to create avgas fuel so they can fly away with all that Gold that was on the plane???
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    ^ they'd need to take over a refinery then or just steal a shipment leaving one? 55
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    They steal diesel not crude oil. These tankers deliver refined fuels to many islands of Indonesia. Very localised piracy/theft not on the same scale as Somalian waters.
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    Ok,so a modern turbo fan engine can run on diesel!
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    They've given it back minus the diesel cargo...very strange though...



    BANGKOK: -- The Thai oil tanker which went out of radio contacts last Saturday and believed hijacked has returned to Si Racha Sunday night, the Operation Centre of the Royal Thai Navy said Monday.
    The diesel oil tanker, MT Orapin 4, with 14 crew aboard, arrived at Chon Buri’s Si Racha deep seaport after being hijacked and its cargo stolen by pirates on its way from Singapore to Indonesia.

    RoyalThai Navy spokesman Rear Admiral Karn Dee-ubon said the Navy was informed Sunday night by Thai International Tanker Co that the tanker has now anchored in Si Racha about 7.30 p.m.

    Earlier on Saturday, International Maritime Bureau said that the Thai tanker had lost contact with the owners after departing Singapore and was believed hijacked.

    The Navy spokesman said what it received was that the pirates went on board the Thai oil tanker, destroyed all its communications equipment and robbed all the cargo on board before freeing the vessel with the remaining fuel.
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    Big diesel shortage here in Perth this week, most servos have none...

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