A.P. Moller-Maersk has been hit by the Petya cyber attack, which caused outages at its computer systems across the world on Tuesday. The attack came as computer servers across Europe and in India were hit by a major ransomware attack. Global cyber-attack Petya is affecting multiple businesses," Maersk said on Twitter. The breakdown affected all business units at Maersk, including container shipping, port and tug boat operations, oil and gas production, drilling services, and oil tankers, the company said.
The hijack-and-siphon trick seems to be making a resurgence in Southeast Asian waters with reports of a group of armed pirates attacking a Thai product tanker and making off with 1.5m litres of diesel last Friday. According to a ReCAAP ISC report, the CP41 was boarded by pirates about 25nm off Kuantan on the east coast of Peninsula Malaysia while it was en-route from Singapore to Songkhla province in southern Thailand. The report said that at about 9pm six pirates, all speaking Bahasa Indonesia, boarded the vessel and armed with guns and knives, locked the master and crew in the engine room.
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