Hijacked tanker Orkim Harmony released, pirates rush – Malaysia officials | Reuters

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KUALA LUMPUR The hijacked oil tanker Orkim Harmony was expelled by pirates on Friday, who fled in a ship’s rescue boat, Malaysian navy and nautical officials said.

The Orkim Harmony, hijacked on Jun 11 by pirates reportedly armed with pistols and machetes, was being escorted by a Malaysian navy to Malaysia’s Kuantan Port.

Officials pronounced a 22 organisation were freed, with media reports that usually one was somewhat injured.

The hijacking is a second seizure of a tanker by pirates in Southeast Asia this month, lifting serve concerns over robbery in a region.

(Reporting By Al-Zaquan Amer Hamzah and Emily Chow; Editing by Michael Perry)

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