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The South China Sea's oil tanker hijackers have rewritten the piracy playbook

 
July 11th 2014
By Jeanne Kim

Somewhere in the South China Sea, an oil tanker carrying 1,160 barrels of fuel went missing on July 4. The Honduran vessel the Moresby 9 was boarded by attackers, and by the time the Indonesian navy arrived, it had disappeared. Somewhere in the South China Sea, an oil tanker carrying 1,160 barrels of fuel went missing on July 4. The Honduran vessel the Moresby 9 was boarded by attackers, and by the time the Indonesian navy arrived, it had disappeared. 

In the past few months, sophisticated pirates have hijacked eight tankers in the South China Sea and Malacca Strait, mostly for their marine gas oil (MGO)—a fuel similar to diesel—and other refined petroleum.

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Source: qz.com