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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Somali Pirates: Fail to Hijack French LPG Carrier

Another crew saved by a "citadel" as EU's MSC(HOA) reports Pirates fail in pirating LPGC MAIDO in the Somali Basin:
On 26 October 2010, late afternoon, the French-flagged Liquefied Petroleum Gas Carrier (LPGC) MAIDO was reported under attack from one skiff approximately 100 nautical miles south east from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Pirates had managed to board the vessel; however, later in the evening they eventually abandoned it, after having been unable to get control over the crew who had locked themselves in the ship’s “citadel”.

The 14 crewmembers are reported safe.

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