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Cops suspect Indonesian captain, chiefs in $3.1m high-sea diesel theft

Published on Apr 24, 2014 11:56 AM

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - An oil tanker's captain, chief officer and chief engineer may have been in cahoots with pirates who pulled off a daring theft on board the vessel Naniwa Maru 1.

The three - all Indonesians - were missing when the pirates fled after stealing three million litres of diesel from the tanker. Their passports, personal belongings and clothing were also missing from their rooms.

The three have been identified as captain Farizal, chief engineer Mohamad Alfan and chief officer Ariyandri Alhafsyah.

No ransom demand has been made for them either.

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