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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Somalia: Details on Pirate Captured Egyptian Ship

Found at Maritime News Russia - Sovfracht
Highjacked Egyptian vessel details - 9/5/2008 11:30

Dry cargo m/v Al Mansourah was highjacked at around 09.00 hrs Wensday, en-route Bin Quasim Pakistan to Djibouti with cargo cement, crew 25. Vessel was attacked 14 miles off Yemeni coats, now anchored at Allula, no demand yet from pirates. m/v Al Mansourah – Built 1980 as "Sloman Mira" by Howaldtswerke-DW, Kiel. 9549grt 84 WOERMANN MIRA - 84 GREEN WAVE - 02 AL MANSOURAH
Photo is of ship when it was named "Green Wave."

A summary of recent Somali pirate captures with photos here. It may be that the "blue tug" may be the "Yenaoga Ocean" a Nigerian tug captured August 10.

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