News from Sea-Jackings, Abductions or Newly Attacked Ships
Greece's Merchant Marine Ministry finally confirmed that pirates have seized a Greek-owned cargo ship in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Somalia. The ministry says the St. Vincent-flagged M/V TITAN, with 24 crew members on board, was seized late Thursday night, March 19, 2009, while the attack was reported already earlier in the week.
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INDIAN OCEAN - Pirates holding the crew of the Chinese fishing vessel FV Tianyu 8 guard the crew Monday, Nov. 17, 2008 as the ship passes through the Indian Ocean. The ship was attacked Nov. 16 in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility and forced to proceed to an anchorage off the Somali coast.