2 Jun 2014

Oil tanker recovered, cargo taken

7:04 pm on 2 June 2014

A Thai oil tanker reported missing two days ago has been recovered with all of its crew members, safe but pirates who hijacked the tanker took its cargo and damaged communications gear.

The International Maritime Bureau said the MT Orapin 4 lost contact with authorities after leaving for Indonesia from a terminal in Singapore on Friday.

The tanker arrived in Thailand's Sri Racha port on Sunday night and Thai authorities will be investigating the incident, Reuters reports.

Pirates raided a tanker off the coast of Malaysia in late April, taking three million litres of diesel.