Hijacked Orkim Harmony tanker released, pirates escape
Hijacked Orkim Harmony tanker released, pirates escape

The hijacked oil tanker Orkim Harmony has been released by pirates, who fled in the ship`s rescue boat, Malaysian navy and maritime officials said on Friday.

Second small oil tanker goes missing in Malaysia this month

  A small-sized oil tanker went missing off the southeast coast of Malaysia close to Singapore over the weekend in what could be the second hijacking of such a vessel this month, maritime officials said on Monday.

Oil tanker catches fire, sparks blaze in Punjabi Bagh

 A major blaze broke out in west Delhi's Punjabi Bagh area here this afternoon after an oil tanker caught fire and the flames spread to a nearby warehouse.

One tanker attacked in SE Asia every two weeks: Piracy watchdog

Pirates attack one small coastal oil tanker every two weeks in the waters off Southeast Asia, which remained the world`s piracy hotspot in the first quarter, the International Maritime Bureau said Tuesday.

62 killed as bus crashes into oil tanker in southern Pakistan

 At least 62 people, including women and children, were on Sunday killed when their overcrowded bus collided head-on with a speeding oil tanker, sparking a major fire in southern Pakistan, in the deadliest road accident to hit the country in recent times.

Bus-oil tanker collision kills 57 in Pakistan

At least 57 people were killed and scores injured today when a speeding oil tanker crashed into an over crowded passenger bus on the highway in Pakistan's southern Sindh province.

Bangladesh salvages oil-leaking sunken tanker in Sundarbans

Bangladesh on Thursday retrieved an oil-leaking sunken tanker, two days after it capsized in a river at the Sundarbans, as the oil overnight spread in 34,000 hectares at the world's largest mangrove forest.

Sweden ready to use force against suspected submarine

Sweden`s armed forces chief warned Tuesday it could use force to bring to the surface a suspected Russian mini-submarine its navy has been hunting for days.

Hijacked Singaporean ship released near Nigeria: Seoul

A hijacked Singaporean oil tanker carrying 21 sailors was released on Sunday a week after being seized by pirates in waters off Ghana in west Africa, Seoul`s foreign ministry said.

Gunmen shoot up NATO oil tanker in southwest Pakistan

Gunmen in restive southwest Pakistan on Sunday fired bullets at an oil tanker carrying fuel bound for NATO troops in Afghanistan, setting the vehicle and a car ablaze, police said.

Divers search for missing Japanese captain after tanker blast

Divers on Friday were searching for the captain of an oil tanker that exploded and sank off the Japanese coast.

Oil tanker sinks off Japan after huge explosion

An oil tanker on Thursday sank off the Japanese coast after a large explosion and subsequent fire sent towering columns of acrid smoke into the sky.

Pirates kidnap 3 on Japanese tanker off Malaysia

Armed pirates attacked a Japanese oil tanker in the Straits of Malacca stealing three million litres of diesel and abducted three Indonesian crew members, fuelling piracy concerns in one of the world`s busiest waterways.

Tanker taken from militia by US Navy back in Libya

A North Korean-flagged oil tanker illegally loaded by a militia with Libyan oil and retaken by US Navy SEALs has arrived off the coast of Tripoli.

Libyan official: US navy hands oil tanker to Libya

American sailors handed over control of a captured North Korean-flagged oil tanker to Libyan forces while in international waters today, a spokesman for the Libyan navy said.

No trace of tanker missing off Angola for 6 days

Greek managers of an oil tanker missing off southwestern Africa for nearly a week and thought to have been attacked by pirates say they still have not established contact with the vessel.

PM expresses sorrow over loss of lives in AP bus tragedy

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday expressed sorrow at the death of 45 people in a fire accident in a bus in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra bus tragedy: 45 killed, police to conduct DNA tests for identity

In a tragic incident, at least forty-five passengers, including a baby girl, were charred to death and seven others suffered serious burns when a private luxury bus burst into flames near Palem village in Andhra Pradesh in the wee hours of Wednesday.

Stalemate for 7th day over detainment of Indian ship by Iran

Deadlock over detainment of an Indian oil tanker by Iran on Sunday entered its seventh day as both countries failed to resolve the issue despite hectic parleys.

Death of six sailors: Two directors of Mumbai shipping firm held

Four months after the death of six sailors of an oil tanker, two directors of the Mumbai-based shipping company have been arrested in Pune.