At approximately 1000Z on 9 February, the Very Large Crude Carrier MV IRENE SL was pirated approximately 350 nautical miles South East of Muscat in the North Arabian Sea.
The MV IRENE SL has a dead weight of 319,247 tonnes and is Greek flagged and owned. The vessel was on its way to Suez from Fujairah when it was attacked. At present there is no further information on the attack. She has a crew of 25 (7 Greek, 1 Georgian and 17 Filipinos). There is presently no communication with the vessel and no information regarding the condition of the crew.
|Hijack area in red (click to enlarge)|
February 9 2011
WARNING INDIAN OCEAN
Latitude: 21°27N Longitude: 063°18E
Alert number 086 / 2011
Reference Previous Alert 085 / 2011
At 0926 UTC / 08 FEB 11 / a merchant vessel was reported under attack by pirates.
***This vessel has been hijacked***