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Greek bulk carrier pirated in Somali Basin

Δημοσίευση 18 Ιανουαρίου 2011, 11:08 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Greek bulk carrier pirated in Somali Basin
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A Greek-owned, Cyprus-flatted bulk carrier was hijacked by Somali pirates some 500 nautical miles off Oman, in the Somali Basin, in the early hours of Monday, the EU's Naval Force in Somalia (EUNAVFOR) said.

A Greek-owned, Cyprus-flatted bulk carrier was hijacked by Somali pirates some 500 nautical miles off Oman, in the Somali Basin, in the early hours of Monday, the EU's Naval Force in Somalia (EUNAVFOR) said.

According to a EUNAVFOR release: 'In the early hours of Monday 17 January, the bulk carrier MV EAGLE was attacked and pirated by a single skiff, with pirates firing small arms and a Rocket Propelled Grenade before boarding the vessel. The attack occurred in the Gulf of Aden, 490 nautical miles South West of Salaam, Oman."

The EU's anti-piracy force also said that there has been no contact with the ship, "the MV Eagle," since the attack.

"The MV EAGLE, which is Cypriot flagged and Greek owned, has a deadweight of 52,163 tonnes and a crew of 24 Filipinos and was on passage from Aqabar (Jordan) to Paradip (India) when it was attacked," EUNAVFOR said, adding that "there is no information concerning the condition of the crew".

EUNAVFOR is monitoring the situation.