Tag: hijack

  • Anchor Grab

    An tanker with 21 Indian sailors on board has been hijacked while at port in the Gulf state of Oman, India’s government shipping agency said. According to a Reuters report, “M.V. Fairchem Bogey”, […]

  • Sad Death

    The master of a hijacked UAE ship has died of a brain haemorrhage. Captain Kumar suffered a stroke in captivity onboard “RAK Afrikana”, which pirates abandoned after reportedly receiving $1.2m. […]

  • Attack Alert

    The latest alert has seen a merchant vessel subjected to piracy attack near position Latitude 14 50N Longitude 066 48E. At 0336 UTC today a merchant vessel was reported under […]

  • Tanker Taken

    Somali pirates hijacked a chemical tanker with 25 crew members aboard off the Kenyan coast over the weekend, according to officials. News reports state the captured Singapore-registered ship “MT Gemini”, […]

  • Tanker Saved

    An Iranian news agency claims that Iranian Navy commandos opened fire on suspected Somali pirates attempting to hijack a supertanker. The attack on the Iranian tanker “Voyager 1” took place […]

  • Spotlight On Owners

    In an interesting development, the relatives of Indian crewmen abducted by Somali pirates onboard the “MV Iceberg-1” have called upon authorities to arrest the owners of the Dubai-based shipping company […]

  • Attack Report

    Pirates are believed to have captured a Bangladeshi-flagged vessel in the Arabian Sea off the coast of India after it was chased and attacked on Sunday, Bangladesh’s shipping department chief […]

  • Seas of Change

    This quarterly column for MSR will examine current events and possible changes which are likely to have an impact on the maritime security environment and all of us associated with […]