Tag: MV Zirku

  • Pirate Lies

    Despite the claims of pirates, the ransom paid to release “MV Zirku” apparently fell well short of the widely-quoted figure of $12m. Once again it seems we are all too […]

  • Security Case Study

    The Hijacking of the MV Zirku: A Case Study in Shipping Security By Sam Bateman Republished with the kind permission the S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies. Synopsis The recent hijacking […]

  • Tanker Taken

    At approximately 0900Z on 28 March, the Crude Oil Tanker the “MV Zirku” was hit by pirates. The vessel was approximately 250 nautical miles South East of Salalah in the […]