Argument may have led to hijacking of oil tanker

Disagreements between the operator of a Malaysian oil tanker and the crew on board are allegedly the reason why the oil tanker disappeared without a trace on Tuesday after departing from a port in Malaysia. Local authorities say the vessel is now located at an island near Singapore.

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It was likely a lack of harmony between the crew on vessel Vier Harmony and its ship manager that made the crew turn off the ship's transponder and deviate from its set course.

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