Jun 042010

image EUNAVFOR says that on the afternoon of 4 June, the crew of MV Rim abandoned the ship on the request of the master. Earlier,  on 2 June, crewmembers had regained control of the vessel from pirates.

The vessel, with a cargo of scrap metal was hijacked on 2 February.

EU NAVFOR warship Johan de Witt was close to the position and engaged in the rescue.

The crew of MV RIM are now on board Johan de Witt and will be transferred to a safe port.

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