sg_business_time_logoTime for a more robust response to piracy

M'sian and South Korean navies show the way

By DAVID HUGHES

THERE were dramatic events in the Indian Ocean last week as two navies, Malaysia's and South Korea's, demonstrated that apparently ever bolder Somali pirates do not always have everything go their way.

Malaysian commandos, based on the The Royal Malaysian Navy's converted MISC-owned container vessel Bunga Mas 5, mounted a successful operation to grab back the Malaysian chemical tanker Bunga Laurel from pirate hands.

This incident happened at around the same time Korean commandos rescued the South Korean-owned, Maltese-flagged chemical tanker Samho Jewelry and intervened to stop the same pirate gang seizing a Mongolian vessel. Eight pirates were killed and the Samho Jewelry's master was seriously injured

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