Ships held for ransom by Somali Pirates as of 27 December 2010

Ships held for ransom by Somali Pirates as of 27 December 2010

Name Date Taken Flag Crew Type
HUD HUD 23 Mar 10 Unknown 11 Dhow
ICEBERG I 29 Mar 10 Panama 24 RoRo
RAK AFRIKANA 11 Apr 10 St. Vincent – Grenadines 26 Dry Cargo
MARIDA MARGUERITE 08 May10 Marshall Islands 22 TMO Special liquids
MOTIVATOR 04 Jul 10 Marshall Islands 18 Tanker
SUEZ 02 Aug 10 Panama 22 General Cargo
OLIB G 08 Sep 10 Malta 18 Chemical Tanker en route for demolition
ASPHALT VENTURE 28 Sep 10 Panama 15 Tanker
IZUMI 10 Oct 10 Panama Unk. Bulk Carrier
YORK 23 Oct 10 Singapore 16 Merchant Tanker
POLAR 30 Oct 10 Panama 24 Tanker
HANNIBAL II 11 Nov 10 Panama 31 Tanker
YUAN XIANG 12 Nov 10 Panama 29 General Cargo
ALBEDO 26 Nov 10 Malaysia 23 Container
JAHAN MONI 05 Dec 10 Bangladesh 26 Bulk Carrier
MSC PANAMA 10 Dec 10 Liberia 23 Container
RENUAR 11 Dec 10 Panama 24 Bulk Carrier
ORNA 20 Dec 10 Panama 19 Bulk Carrier
THOR NEXUS 25 Dec 10 Thailand 27 General Cargo
EMS RIVER 27 Dec 10 Antigua-Barbuda 8 General Cargo

Source: UK MTO

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One Reply to “Ships held for ransom by Somali Pirates as of 27 December 2010”

  1. Mark Lowe

    ——-UPDATE——–

    MV MARIDA MARGUERITE released
    December 28, 2010

    At 1330Z on 28 December 2010, the MV MARIDA MARGUERITE was released from pirate control.

    The vessel which is Marshall Island flagged and German owned, was pirated on the morning of 8 May 2010. With a deadweight of 13168 tonnes and a crew of 22 (19 Indian, 1 Ukrainian and 2 Bangladeshi) she was bound for Antwerp, Holland, when taken by pirates approximately 120 nautical miles South of Salalah, Oman.

    There are now 25 vessels and 587 hostages being held by pirates off the coast of Somalia.

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