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BANGKOK 18 August 2019 23:59
Jonathan Fairfield

Pirates attack Korean cargo ship near Singapore Strait: Yonhap

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Pirates attack Korean cargo ship near Singapore Strait: Yonhap

 

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Image: Singapore Strait, file photo: Reuters

 

SEOUL/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Pirates attacked a South Korean-flagged cargo ship near the Singapore Strait early on Monday, assaulting the crew and making off with thousands of dollars in cash, Korea’s Yonhap news agency said.

 

Singapore police, who manage the island nation’s coastguard, did not comment immediately on the incident.

 

Piracy has fallen in the busy sea lane that runs past Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia in recent years amid heavier policing.

 

However, the Yonhap report said seven pirates on a speedboat attacked the CK BlueBell before dawn, leaving some crew with minor injuries.

 

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-- © Copyright Reuters 2019-07-22

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Puts a whole new meaning to the phrase "plundering booty in Southeast Asia", doesnt it?

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Malaca pirates strike again.

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Would work good in the Strait of Hormuz.

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