Crude oil carrier under pirates attack in Singapore straits, robbed.

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Aframax KORO SEA was attacked by pirates in Singapore Strait abeam of Changi Airport, Singapore, at around 2000 LT Dec 13, while under way in eastern direction, en route from Saudi Arabia to China. Four pirates armed with knives boarded tanker, which apparently has low freeboard being in full load, and came into engine room, assaulting duty oiler. Alarm was raised, pirates fled with some stolen engine spare parts. Oiler was slightly injured.

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