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Pirates in Southeast Asia target small tankers

The International Maritime Bureau warns against a trend in the South China Sea where local pirates have on several occasions targeted small tankers vessels.

Photo: Finn Frandsen

The threat from local pirates against small tanker vessels in particular has flared up in the South China Sea, according to a statement by the International Maritime Bureau, IMB, a subdivision of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

The IMB warns about the trend in the area following several attacks within the last month.

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