Vietnamese oil tanker seized by pirates in Singapore waters, 8 Oct 2014
Vietnamese authorities are searching for an oil tanker feared to have been taken by pirates just 40 minutes after it departed Singapore for Vietnam almost one week ago.
The Sunrise 689 was carrying 18 crew and 5,200 tonnes of oil when it left Singapore's Horizon port on October 2, according to the Vietnamese News Service (VNS).
The ship's owner, the Hai Phong Seafood Shipbuilding Join Stock Company, reported that it lost contact with the ship within an hour of its departure, VNS said.
The missing ship, Sunrise 689, was last detected in the middle of a busy shipping zone in the Singapore Strait.   Full story