Saturday, March 6, 2010

Hijacking Tankers in the Indian Ocean

The Norwegian owned tanker taken hostage by pirates in the Indian Ocean region. According to the ship owner, tanker was hijacked after sailing from Madagascar. UBT tanker named Ocean is carrying cargo of oil from Saudi Arabia in order to Tanzania. Svenn Pedersan of Brovigtank officials who have stated tankers, this hijacking certainty obtained after the captain told directly to the owner of the ship.

"Not long after we lost with the ship, the captain reported if tankernya plowed," said Pedersen. Ocean UBT registered in the Marshall Islands, now sailing into unknown waters of Somalia. This is confirmed by the ship owner based on information from the ship's captain to make sure if the tanker was hijacked. Incidents of piracy in the waters of Africa continues to bloom these days, the attack on ships passing through the region usually occur between March and May, when sea wave conditions in a state of calm.

Piracy has occurred two days after a group of pirates holding a tanker-flag Saudi Arabia and its crew in the Gulf of Aden. The ship was brought to the city known Garacad, Somalia. Business international patrols in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, until now have not succeeded completely prevent attacks by ships from Somali pirates group.

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