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Pirates hijack tanker near Singapore

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Pirates have hijacked a tanker off the Malaysian coast near Singapore, Asia's biggest oil-trading hub, only a month after another hijack in the same area, according to the International Maritime Bureau. 

Ten pirates armed with guns and knives boarded a tanker about 7.3 nautical miles (13.5 kilometres) west of Malaysia's Pulau Kukup in the Strait of Malacca, forcing the crew to transfer gasoil from the vessel to another ship, the IMB’s Piracy Reporting Center said in a Nov 7 incident report on its website.

The attack was about 34 miles west of Singapore, according to the co-ordinates recorded by the agency.

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