As Reported HERE
Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
Early Wednesday, a Panama-flagged chemical tanker was hijacked off the Tanzanian coast.
The MT ASPHALT VENTURE was sailing from the Kenyan port of Mombasa to Durban in South Africa when it was boarded by pirates around 4 a.m. local time. The vessel is now headed towards Harardhere, a well known pirate base in Somalia.
The ship, with an Indian crew of 15, is managed by Mumbai-based Omci Ship Management Pvt and owned by Bitumen Invest AS of United Arab Emirates.
There have been a number of unsuccessful attacks in this area over the last few days in this areabut now a hijacking