Saturday, January 15, 2011

Samho Jewelry Hijacked:

As Reported HERE

MV SAMHO JEWELRY pirated in the Indian Ocean

On the morning of 15 January, the MV SAMHO JEWELRY was pirated approximately 350 nautical miles South East of the port of Muscat, Oman.
The 19,609-tonne Product tanker is Maltese flagged and Norwegian owned. No further details of the attack are known at this stage. MV SAMHO JEWELRY has a crew of 21 (Myanmar, Korean and Indonesian) and is carrying chemicals. MV SAMHO JEWELRY was not registered with MSC(HOA) and had not reported to UKMTO.
There are now 29 vessels and 693 hostages being held by pirates off the coast of Somalia. A list of MV SAMHO JEWELRY and other pirated vessels can be found here .
EUNAVFOR Somalia – Operation ATALANTA’s main tasks are to escort merchant vessels carrying humanitarian aid of the World Food Program (WFP) and vessels of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). EUNAVFOR also protects vulnerable vessels in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, deters and disrupts piracy. EUNAVFOR finally monitors fishing activity off the coast of Somalia.

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