Bandits in the Global Shipping Lanes

Number 16794
Subject Crime
Source New York Times Magazine
State New York
Year 2000
Publication Date Aug. 20
Summary The New York Times Magazine investigates modern-day cases of piracy in international waters. It specifically focuses on the case of the Petro Ranger, a medium-sized tanker skippered by Captain Ken Blyth. The Petro Ranger was taken over by a small group of pirates and repainted. The pirates tried to take the ship to China in an attempt to sell the ship's precious cargo -- jet fuel -- on the black market. Blyth was able to notify authorities while they were in a Chinese port. However, the pirates have since been released and are reportedly still engaged in piracy.
Category General
Pages 6
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