Vietnam-flagged tanker released by pirates


HANOI: A Vietnam-flagged tanker was hijacked by gun-toting pirates who stole part of the vessel’s cargo of oil before releasing the ship and its crew safely, an official said on Thursday. The MT Sunrise 689 went missing en route from Singapore to the Vietnamese port of Quang Tri, falling out of contact shortly after it left port a week ago. “The Sunrise and its 18 crew members were released early this morning by pirates who took around a third of cargo on board,” Nguyen Nhat, the director of Vietnam’s Maritime Department, told AFP on Thursday.



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