Indonesia, Malaysia searching for missing oil tanker

Admiral Irawan said that the tanker operated by PT Vierlines has not been hijacked, but it has been likely taken over by its own crew in a dispute with the management of the company.
JAKARTA, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) — Maritime authorities from Indonesia and Malaysia continue searching for a missing Malaysian fuel tanker, which was previously reported to be hijacked after it left a port in the country, Indonesian navy said here on Wednesday.
The captain of MT Vier Harmoni tanker contacted his agent at 12:00 a.m. local time Wednesday, but did not tell the position of the vessel, commander of the Indonesia’s western naval command Admiral S. Irawan said.
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