Posts Tagged ‘hijacking’

April 21, 2011 · by Aspida Maritime Security · hijacking, Piracy News

 

 

Early morning on 21 April, the Bulk Carrier MV ROSALIA D’AMATO was pirated approximately 350NM South East of Salalah, Oman, in the Indian Ocean.

The 74,500 tonne Italian flagged and owned vessel was on its way to Bandar Imam Khomeini (Iran) from Paranagua (Brazil) when it was attacked by a single skiff. Coalition warships had communications with the vessel and were told: ‘pirates onboard stay away’.  The MV ROSALIA D’AMATO has a crew of 21(6 Italians, 15 Filipinos). There is no further information about the crew at present.  The MV ROSALIA D’AMATO was registered with MSC(HOA) and was reporting to UKMTO.  EUNAVFOR are continuing to monitor the situation.

source:European Union Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta 

 

 

March 28, 2011 · by Aspida Maritime Security · hijacking, Piracy News

At approximately 0900Z on 28 March, the Crude Oil Tanker the MV ZIRKU was pirated approximately 250 nautical miles South East of Salalah in the eastern part of the Gulf of Aden.

The UAE flagged and Kuwaiti owned vessel was on its way to Singapore from Bashayer (Sudan) when it was attacked.  The vessel was attacked by 2 pirate skiffs firing RPGs and small arms. The MV ZIRKU has a crew of 29 (1 Croatian, 1 Iraqi, 1 Filipino, 1 Indian, 3 Jordanians, 3 Eqyptians, 2 Ukrainians and 17 Pakistanis). There is no further information about the crew at present.

 

 

The MV ZIRKU was registered with MSC(HOA), and was reporting to UKMTO.  EUNAVFOR are continuing to monitor the situation.

 

source: European Union Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta

February 28, 2011 · by Aspida Maritime Security · hijacking, Piracy News

 

 

At approximately 0600Z on 28 February, the Bulk Cargo Carrier MV DOVER was pirated approximately 260 nautical miles North East of Salalah in the North Arabian Sea.  The Panamanian flagged, Greek owned vessel was on its way to Saleef (Yemen) from Port Quasim (Pakistan) when it was attacked.  Details of the attack are not known at this time.

The MV DOVER has a crew of 23 (3 Romanian, 1 Russian and 19 Filipinos). There is presently no communication with the vessel and no information regarding the condition of the crew.

The MV DOVER was registered with MSC(HOA), and was reporting to UKMTO.  EUNAVFOR are continuing to monitor the situation.

 

source:European Union Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta

September 22, 2010 · by Aspida Maritime Security · Piracy News

The Yemeni Ministry of Defense reported on Friday that Yemen’s coast-guard prevented an attempt by Somali pirates to hijack a foreign cargo ship in the Red Sea Strait of Bab al-Mandab.

via yobserver.com.