• BIST 96.455
  • Altın 223,417
  • Dolar 5,6626
  • Euro 6,5275
  • İstanbul 18 °C
  • Ankara 19 °C

Pirates Hijack Ship

Pirates Hijack Ship
Somali pirates armed with assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades have hijacked a cargo ship as it was preparing to dock at Mogadishu port, officials said Tuesday.

PIRATES HIJACK SHIP OFF SOMALI COAST

Somali pirates armed with assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades have hijacked a cargo ship as it was preparing to dock at Mogadishu port, officials said Tuesday.

The vessel, the MV Nimatullah, was delivering nearly 900 tons of cargo when about 10 pirates in a speedboat overpowered the 14-member crew early Monday, said Andrew Mwangura, head of the Kenyan chapter of the Seafarers Assistance Program.

"The crew told us by telephone that they had been hijacked by Somali pirates," said Hussein Ali Jillow, a Somali businessman who hired the cargo ship. "The crew did not say anything about their conditions."

No ransom has been demanded, Mwangura added.

In February, Somali pirates seized a U.N. chartered vessel that had just delivered food aid in northeastern Somalia. The 12 crew still remain hostage.

The 1,860 mile-coast of Somalia, which has had no effective government since warlords ousted a dictatorship in 1991 and then turned on each other, has emerged as one of the most dangerous areas for ships.

Somali pirates are trained fighters, often dressed in military fatigues, using speedboats equipped with satellite phones and Global Positioning System equipment. They are typically armed with automatic weapons, anti-tank rocket launchers and various types of grenades, according to the U.N. Monitoring Group on Somalia.

In 2005, two ships carrying U.N. World Food Program aid were overwhelmed by pirates. The number of overall reported at-sea hijackings that year was 35, compared with two in 2004, according to the International Maritime Bureau.

www.TurkishMaritime.Com.tr (Special)

This news is a total 3907 time has been read
  • Comments 0
    UYARI: Küfür, hakaret, rencide edici cümleler veya imalar, inançlara saldırı içeren, imla kuralları ile yazılmamış,
    Türkçe karakter kullanılmayan ve büyük harflerle yazılmış yorumlar onaylanmamaktadır.
    Bu habere henüz yorum eklenmemiştir.
Other News
  • TOTE Places Hawaii Plans on Hold27 January 2018 Saturday 12:18
  • Turkey's Yasa in for ultramaxes at NACKS28 November 2017 Tuesday 11:24
  • Rickmers Maritime revises debt restructuring plan22 September 2016 Thursday 08:39
  • Kleven to Build Up to Four Expedition Vessels for Hurtigruten25 April 2016 Monday 18:12
  • IMO Representatives Discussed Migrant Issues06 September 2015 Sunday 18:16
  • Golden Anchor Awards 201506 September 2015 Sunday 16:49
  • Asia Tankers-VLCC Rates Dropping15 August 2015 Saturday 12:44
  • USCG Increasing Arctic Presence14 August 2015 Friday 11:58
  • Fennica is on his way to Alaska06 August 2015 Thursday 12:21
  • Tidal Power in Alaska Villages04 August 2015 Tuesday 15:34
  • All Rights Reserved © 2006 TURKISH MARITIME | İzinsiz ve kaynak gösterilmeden yayınlanamaz.
    Phone : 0090 212 293 75 48 | Fax : 0090 212 293 75 49 |