Saturday, April 18, 2009

Vessels Still Being Held By Somali Pirates

The longest held one on this list is the Nigerian tug, the Yenagoa Ocean.[pictured] It was hijacked August 4th, 2008.
Some 18 ships and over 310 crew members are believed to be held by pirates off the coast of Somalia, according to the International Maritime Bureau, NATO and others. A look at the ships still being held:

— AUG 4: Pirates seize a Nigerian tug, the Yenagoa Ocean, with 11 crew members.

— NOV. 10: Pirates hijack a Philippines chemical tanker, the MT Stolt Strength, with 23 crew members.

— DEC. 16: Pirates seize a Malaysian tugboat with 11 Indonesian crew members.
Link to rest on the list.

They have their pick of which ones to be motherships.

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