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Japanese Chemical Tanker Crew Robbed by Pirates Off Indonesia

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Sept. 6 (Bloomberg) -- A Japanese chemical tanker was attacked by four pirates yesterday who stole money and fled without seriously harming the crew of the Iino Kaiun Kaisha Ltd. ship near Indonesia’s Anambas islands.

The vessel was attacked at about 3 a.m. local time, Yuji Yasuki, a spokesman for the Tokyo-based shipping line said by telephone today. The Iino Kaiun ship continued on its journey to China after the attack, Yasuki said.

The incident follows a possible attack in July on a Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. oil tanker by a small ship near the Strait of Hormuz, deemed by the U.S. to be the most important chokepoint for oil supplies.

To contact the reporter on this story: Chris Cooper in Tokyo at ccooper1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Neil Denslow at ndenslow@bloomberg.net

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