Murky Waters: A Look at Piracy Attacks

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Asian Pirates Target Oil Treasure

The Malaysian-registered tanker Zafirah was loaded with marine gas oil off the coast of Vietnam when 11 armed pirates attacked the ship in February. The crew members were forced onto rafts and pirates proceeded to change the route and identity of the vessel. Fortunately, after a 50-minute stand-off with Vietnam's Marine Police, the crew was rescued.

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