Monday, November 30, 2009

Greek Tanker Hijacked

The VLCC (Very Large Crude Carrier) Maran Centaurus was hijacked about 600 nautical miles northeast of the Seychelles.

This is a large tanker. It is operated by Maran Tankers Management (I do not know if it is also owned by them).

EU NAVFOR said in a statement released Nov.30, 2009

On 29 November a Greek Crude Oil Tanker named the M/V Maran Centaurus was hijacked in the Somali Bassin, 600 nautical miles North East of the Seychelles. Maran Centaurus has a deadweight of 300,294 tonnes and a crew of 28, among them 9 Greek, 16 Filipinos, 2 Ukrainian and 1 Romanian. The vessel was heading for New Orleans from Jiddah and has now altered course West towards Harardheere or Hobyo.

Jiddah is known to us as Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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