MT Orkim Harmony

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History
Name: Orkim Harmony
Owner: Malaysia's Orkim Ship Management
Port of registry: Malaysia
Launched: 2009
Homeport: Port Klang
Identification:
Status: In active service
General characteristics
Type: Tanker
Tonnage:
Length: 106.65 m (349 ft 11 in) LOA
Draught: 5m
Speed: 10.4 knots (19.3 km/h; 12.0 mph)[1]
Crew: 22

MT Orkim Harmony is a Malaysia registered tanker.[1]

2015 hijacking

On 11 June 2015, the ship was reportedly missing in the water of Tanjung Sedili, Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia after been hijacked by eight Indonesian pirates armed with pistols and parangs.[2] During the hijack, a crew of 22 was on board the tanker including 16 Malaysians, five Indonesians and one Myanmar national.[3] The tanker was loaded with 6,000 metric tonnes of petrol worth around 21 million ringgit (US$5.6 million).[3] The tanker was later recovered on 17 June with the help of Royal Australian Air Force and all the hostages been rescued by Royal Malaysian Navy, Royal Malaysian Air Force and Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency on 19 June.[4][5] Eight pirates who hijacked the tanker were then captured by Vietnam Border Defence Force and Vietnam Coast Guard after they were found intruding the Vietnamese border in their bid to escape.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Orkim Harmony". Marine Traffic. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "MT Orkim Harmony: New name, same missing vessel". The Straits Times. 19 June 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Melissa Goh (15 June 2015). "Missing oil tanker probably hijacked by pirates: Malaysian maritime police". Channel News Asia. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Australian Air Force trails missing Malaysian tanker found in Cambodian waters". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 18 June 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  5. ^ Farrah Naz Karim; Tasnim Lokman (22 June 2015). "EXCLUSIVE: 'We passed ship the first time'". New Straits Times. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Delta police nab pirate suspects". Việt Nam News. 22 June 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 


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