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pirates in Tioman??

by AlexB99 Online Now Feb 15, 2013 at 3:27 AM

Hi evwryone. Heard some report of piracy off the east coast of malaysia in recent years. Does anyone know if this is true and if Tioman is affected?

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    Re: pirates in Tioman??

    by cachaseiro Online Now Feb 15, 2013 at 3:44 AM

    Tioman is not affected. The only area where you might have a bit of it is in the strait between malaysian Borneo and the Philippines. Have a nice trip to Tioman. really lovely island.

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    Re: pirates in Tioman??

    by dhanik Online Now Feb 15, 2013 at 4:00 AM

    There has been reported pirates from Thailand hijack oil tanker vessel & foiled by coast guard 20NM off tioman , however the island itself is safe haven

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    Re: pirates in Tioman??

    by cgf Online Now Feb 15, 2013 at 4:02 AM

    never heard about pirates in that area.

    the area betweenMalaysia and Philippines is patrolled by soldiers, but you never know..

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    Re: pirates in Tioman??

    by dhanik Online Now Feb 15, 2013 at 4:33 AM

    channelnewsasia.com/stories/...

    u can google pirate attack in tioman for further info

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    Re: pirates in Tioman??

    by davidjo Online Now Feb 15, 2013 at 5:27 AM

    I am not aware of incidents involving pirates in that area, but as mentioned there is some pirate activity (usually Philippine pirates) in the Sulu Sea, south east of Palawan and the area between Mindanao/Palawan and the island of Borneo.

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    Re: pirates in Tioman??

    by owiddi Online Now Feb 15, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    It's definitely a safe destination..

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    Re: pirates in Tioman??

    by bryannn Online Now Feb 27, 2013 at 11:41 PM

    Yes, there was a pirate incident in 2008, I believe. But these are not really pirates in the traditional sense, more like broke out-of-luck-fishermen-turned-opportunists.

    They're not interested in booty like jewelry, gold etc Instead, they hijack any kind of vessel they can get their hands on and then dismantle these for spare parts, which they then flog off on their markets.

    No Tioman tourists have ever been bothered by these thieves to my recollection, so no worries. :)

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