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Pirates Kill Vietnamese Crew Member; Regional Hijackings Increasing

The killing of a crew member of a Vietnamese tanker by pirates marks a deadly escalation in Southeast Asian hijackings and the third attack on a ship from Vietnam in two months. Crew member Tran Duc Dat was shot yesterday …

Pirates Steal Diesel Cargo Before Releasing Vietnam Tanker

Pirates released a Vietnamese oil tanker and its 18 crew members yesterday after siphoning part of its diesel cargo, according to the coast guard. The Sunrise 689, which left Singapore on Oct. 3 before vanishing from radar for five days, …

Missing Vietnamese Oil Tanker May Have Been Hijacked

A Vietnamese oil tanker missing for five days may have been hijacked after sailing from Singapore last week, say maritime officials searching for the vessel. The Sunrise 689 vanished from radar at 1:21 p.m. Vietnam time on Oct. 3, about …