Friday, October 16, 2009

Containership seized by pirates

This is probably the first containership seized by the Somali Pirates since the incident with the Maersk Alabama.

But, it's not a very big containership. 1500 TEUS.
Well, I guess that's not too small. Of course, these days most containerships are over 5000 TEUS.

From The BBC.

The MV Kota Wajar was headed to the Kenyan port of Mombasa when it was commandeered 300 nautical miles north of Seychelles.

Twenty one crew are on board the 24,637-tonne container ship, said an official from the East African Seafarers' Assistance Programme.

At least five vessels are now in the hands of Somali pirates, officials say.

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