A Malaysian oil tanker has been hijacked and taken into Indonesian waters, Malaysian authorities said Wednesday.
An oil tanker carrying 900,000 litres of diesel has been hijacked and taken into Indonesian waters, Malaysian maritime authorities say.
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency said it received a report about the missing tanker MT Vier Harmoni on Tuesday around 5:00pm and launched search operations on Wednesday, the MMEA said
The ship, which sailed from the Tanjung Pelepas port in Malaysia on Monday, was carrying about about 240,000 gallons (900,000 liters) of diesel valued at about $400,000.
The number of incidents reported in the first half of 2016 had decreased by 64% compared to the same period last year.