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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Somali Pirates Grab Asphalt Tanker

Reported here
The Panama-flagged, 3,884dwt asphalt/bitumen carrier Asphalt Venture was seized at 0358 local time about 7 degrees south and 41 degrees east in the Indian Ocean, according to Ecoterra International.
The ship, which was in ballast and carrying 15 Indian crew, had “turned around and obviously is commandeered [by pirates] northwards to Somalia”. . .


Hat tip: Bryan

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