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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Somali Pirates: Hijack A Tanker

Estimated vicinity of capture
Somali pirates hijack Panama-flagged tanker:
Somali pirates have hijacked a Panama-flagged tanker in the Somali Basin with 24 crew members, European Union anti-piracy force said on Saturday.

EU Naval Force spokesman Peter Klingvall said the Liberian- owned MV Polar was attacked during on Friday night approximately 580 nautical miles (almost 1,100 km) east from Socotra Island.

"The owner confirmed this morning that his vessel was under pirate control," Klingvall said in a statement.

The MV Polar, deadweight 72,825 tons, has a crew of 24, of which one is Romanian, three are Greek, four Montenegrin and 16 Filipino, he said. The Horn of African nation is at the entrance to the Gulf of Aden, which leads to the Red Sea and the Suez Canal, one of the world's most important shipping channels.
Ship photo by Dirk from and used in accord with that site's terms.


  1. Anonymous2:49 PM

    what is the nayies doing ???? can they not go after them ??
    For goodnes sake are they all girls , go in to somali waters and get them all out ,they are the hardy ones ,do what the russions did go and get them then shoot the lot of them

  2. Lots of water, relatively few navy ships