During the early morning of October 15 2009 a Singapore-flagged Container Ship KOTA WAJAR was hijacked in the Indean Ocean by Pirates some 300 nautical miles north of the Seychelles.More here:
On first indication of an attack an EU NAVFOR maritime patrol aircraft, was tasked to investigate the situation.
SINGAPORE-flag containership Kota Wajar has been hijacked in the Gulf of Aden this morning, in a location about 550 miles off Somalia and 150 north of the Seychelles, EU Navfor has confirmed.
This is the first known hijacking of a merchant vessesl since the capture of Turkish bulk carrier Horizon 1 on July 8.
According to the Lloyd’s MIU database, the 1,550 teu Kota Wajar, built 1997, is associated with Singapore-based Pacific International Lines.