Indonesian Crew Shot in the Leg, Malaysian Ship Freed from Pirates

Fajar Nugraha    •    Jumat, 19 Jun 2015 13:51 WIB
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Indonesian Crew Shot in the Leg, Malaysian Ship Freed from Pirates
Orkim Harmony which has been hijack by the pirate (Photo: Xinhua)

Metrotvnews.com, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian tanker Orkim Harmony was finally freed from pirates, but an Indonesian ship crew was reportedly shot.
 
"Our crews are safe, only one shot in the leg, but the condition is stable," Indonesian Deputy Ambassador to Malaysia Hermono said when contacted by Metrotvnews.com, Friday (6/19/2015). 
 
"The Indonesian crew was a cook from Bangkalan. Now he's in a hospital in Kelantan," Hermono continued.
 
MT Orkim Harmony tanker carried 6,000 Metric Tons of RON95 fuel, as it was reported missing near Johor, not far from the South China Sea on June 11, 2015.
 
The vessel operated by Orkim Ship Management was manned by 22 crews. Among them were 16 Malaysians, five Indonesians and a Myanmarese.
 
The Head of Malaysian Navy, Admiral Abdul Aziz Jaafar said eight pirates were involved in this incident.
 
Currently, the vessel is being escorted by the Malaysian Navy towards Kuantan Port. Three Malaysian Navy ships and two airplanes were deployed to hunt the escaping pirate. (EPS)

(FJR)