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Malacca Strait pirates capture tug crew

Pirate kidnappings have returned to the Malacca Strait with two crew taken from a Singapore-registered tug and barge on Thursday. The Singapore-flagged tug MLC-Nancy 5 which was towing the barge Miclyn 3316, was attacked by 12 armed pirates in broad daylight in the northern part of the Straits at 1430hrs local time on February 19, according to the Regional Co-operation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia information-sharing centre. (Full Story)

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