Unsuccessful piracy attack against chemical tanker Southern Falcon in Celebes Sea

The chemical tanker Southern Falcon was attacked by pirates in Celebes Sea on 160 nautical miles east off Tarakan island, Indonesia. The vessel was bound to Gresik under ballast and was approached by small speed boat with heavy armed men, who tried to board the vessel.
Fortunately the crew thwarted the attack and resumed voyage to East Java. All the seamen on board of the vessel are safe and without injuries. The high free board helped them and seriously disturbed the pirates from boarding the tanker. The accident was reported to local authorities, navy and Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency, who started investigation and tried to trace the pirates.
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Source: maritimeherald.com

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