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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Somali Pirates: Reports of Hijacked Ship

Beluga Nomination
Reports of a ship being hijacked off the Seychelles: Somali pirates seize ship carrying Ukrainians:
Somali pirates have seized a vessel carrying 12 sailors including Ukrainians, Filipinos, Poles and Russians in the Indian Ocean, Ukraine's foreign ministry said on Monday.

The German-owned MV Beluga Nomination was captured 100 kilometres (62 miles) off the Seychelles, a ministry statement said, but it did not indicate the number of nationals from each country.
See also here.

The ship is a 12,500DWT cargo ship. See here. More on the ship here at its operators site.

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