Pirates hijack MISC tanker


Quoting from the Star:

PETALING JAYA:The whereabouts of 29 Malaysians and 10 Filipinos on an MISC Bhd tankers remains unknown since the vessel was hijacked by heavily-armed pirates in the Gulf of Aden on Tuesday.

MISC, the world’s largest single owner and operator of liquefied natural gas tankers, confirmed that its 32,025 dead-weight-tonne chemical tanker Bunga Melati Dua which carried palm oil was hijacked by pirates at 10.09pm local time off the coast of Somalia.

Bernama has this to say:

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 21 (Bernama) — Wisma Putra will utilise all diplomatic channels and work closely with countries in the Gulf of Aden region to amicably end the hijacking of Malaysian tanker MT Bunga Melati by heavily-armed pirates on Tuesday.

Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said Wisma Putra would continue to monitor the situation and developments through the Malaysian High Commission in Kenya and the Malaysian Embassy in Yemen.

He said this was to coordinate the peaceful recovery of the vessel and the safe return of all crew members on board.

“The tanker owner, Malaysian International Shipping Corporation (MISC), has communicated to all family members of the crew that it would continue to keep them updated on a timely basis,” Rais said in a press release Thursday.

PETRONAS has 62% ownership of MISC.

5 Responses to Pirates hijack MISC tanker

  1. ingintahu says:

    Luckily aku dah berhenti belayar.Kesian la nasib kawan2 kat situ.Ader senarai nama Pelaut malaysia yg terlibat?

  2. zidni says:

    yeah… hopefully all safe and sound and no one will get injured.

  3. zuan says:

    doakan lah kawan kawan semua..adik aku dalam melati 5 tuu…

  4. Airol says:

    Sapa tau crew list 2? aku ex-seaman gak.kecut oooo masa buat pirate watch.teringat kisah lama.

  5. elect ex-misc says:

    kwn-kwnku..doakanlah supaya sahabat2 kita yg ditawan lanun durjana agar sihat cukup makanminum…dan dapat pulang berhariraya bersama family…Amin

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