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Monday, January 17, 2011

Somali Pirates: Greek Owned Ship Taken 17 Jan 2011

EU MSC(HOA) reports MV EAGLE pirated in the Somali Basin:
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. There has been no contact with the ship 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. There is no information concerning the condition of the crew. EUNAVFOR is monitoring the situation.
NATO report:
January 17 2011
---ALERT UPDATE--- Somali basin
Latitude: 13°17N Longitude: 061°42 E
Alert number 048 / 2011.
Reference previous Alert number 047 / 2011.
At 0641 UTC / 17 JAN 11 / a merchant vessel was reported under attack by pirates 1x skiff in position 13 17 N 061 42 E
***This vessel has been hijacked***
NATO Alerts 17 Jan 11 North IO

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