Thai tanker attacked by pirates, 1,500 tons of fuel stolen, Gulf of Siam
Thai tanker C.P. 41 was attacked by 6 armed pirates in Malaysian waters at night June 23, while en route from Singapore to Songkla Province, southern Thailand, Gulf of Siam. Vessel was loaded with some 3,800 tons of diesel oil. Pirates siphoned 1,5 thousand tons and left tanker early in the morning June 24. Hijack was reported to Thai authorities. 17 Thai crew unharmed. During the hijack crew were kept captive at gun point, all communications equipment was taken from crew, or destroyed. According to Thai officials, such piracy acts didn’t happen for many years.