Hijacked tanker found - with new name

THE Malaysian tanker that was hijacked by pirates in the South China Sea last week was originally called MT Orkim Harmony.

But a photo provided by the Malaysian navy shows that the vessel had been repainted and named Kim Harmon, as a means to evade detection.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 19, 2015, with the headline 'Hijacked tanker found - with new name'. Print Edition | Subscribe