18 November 2009 16:50 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--The captain of a chemical tanker that was hijacked by pirates in the south Somali basin of the Indian Ocean on 16 November has died from the injuries he sustained during the attack, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said on Wednesday.
The captain of the chemical tanker MV Theresa VIII died on the night of 17 November from gunshot wounds suffered during the attack by Somali pirates, the IMB said.
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“We have heard these reports and it highlights the dangers that can be involved when encountering pirates off the coast of
The contents of the tanker’s cargo were not known.
An IMB official earlier confirmed that the 22,294-deadweight-tonne tanker’s final destination was
Mukundan confirmed that pirate activity off the east coast of
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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