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Thursday, 28 June, 2001, 03:20 GMT 04:20 UK
Hijacked ships recovered in Indonesian waters

The International Maritime Bureau says the Indonesian navy has stormed and recaptured an oil tanker which had been seized by pirates.

The Bureau said the pirates had been arrested.

The vessel, the Singapore-registered MT Selayang, was hijacked last week after leaving a Shell refinery at Port Dickson.

The Bureau said it followed the tanker's course by satellite and passed the information on to the Indonesian authorities.

In another incident, negotiations are continuing to secure the release of the captain of an Indonesian-registered ship, the Tirta Niaga, which was hijacked with a cargo of palm-oil on Monday.

The pirates have abandoned the ship but are holding its captain. Indonesia is said to suffer more piracy than any other country.

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