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MAY 01 2011UPDATE: Report of a Singapore chemical tanker being taken off Kenya here:
Latitude 02 47S Longitude 043 03E
Alert Number 166/2011
At 0733 UTC 01 MAY 11. A merchant vessel was reported hijacked by pirates in the above position.Two skiffs seen on board the vessel.
April 30th 2011
Latitude 07 01S Longitude 041 22E
Alert Number 165/2011
At 0403 UTC April 30th A merchant vessel is currently under attack by pirates in the above position.
The tanker, Gemini, was headed to Mombasa, Kenya when the incident took place, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore said in a statement. A distressed call was received at about 0350 GMT.The ship owners report the cargo of the ship is palm oil:
Glory Ship Management Pte. Ltd. said in a statement Sunday that pirates are believed to have seized the Singapore-registered MT Gemini and its more than 28,000 tons of crude palm oil.
Glory said the ship was en route to Mombasa, Kenya, from Indonesia when it was believed to be hijacked and is now likely headed to Somalia.