Previously hijacked vessel sinks

The Bitu Gulf, previously named the Asphalt Venture, sank yesterday in the South China Sea 42.6nm southeast of Phan Rang (Vietnam) after taking on water.

Previously hijacked vessel sinks

The Bitu Gulf, previously named the Asphalt Venture, sank yesterday in the South China Sea 42.6nm southeast of Phan Rang (Vietnam) after taking on water.

Reports suggest that all crew onboard the previously pirated ship were rescued by Evergreen Marine Corp’s container ship Ever Summit and taken to Malaysia.

The Asphalt Venture was hijacked by Somali pirates on September 28th 2010 and held until negotiations secured her release in April 2011.

Written by Jo Chuter.

 

 

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