17 November 2009 11:23 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Somali pirates have captured a chemical tanker in the south Somali basin of the Indian Ocean, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said on Tuesday.
IMB spokesperson Cyrus Mody said that the seized ship was the 22,294 dwt (dead weight tonne) MV Theresa VIII with a final destination of ?xml:namespace>
“Details regarding this hijacking are scant but I should reiterate the warning that when seafarers transit close to the east coast of Somalia they need to be extremely vigilant,” said Mody.
The east coast of
“Despite a rising number of attacks off the east coast of
"The fact that the pirates are limited to one or two opportunities a day as opposed to 50-60 in the
The end of the monsoon season and Ramadan has meant a pick-up in pirate activity along the east coast of
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