EMS River, Izumi released, Dover Pirated

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Mar 062011
 

MV Ems River

MV EMS RIVER, which was pirated on 27 December 2010, was released from pirate control on 1 March 2011.

The Antigua/Barbuda flagged and German owned vessel was on her way to San Nicolas, Greece from Jebel Ali in the UAE at the time of the attack.

According to the owner of the vessel, all crew members are well and unharmed.

MV IZUMI, which was pirated on 10 October 2010, was released from pirate control on 25 February. Continue reading »

Pirates: One out, One In With A Motivator

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Dec 302010
 
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Ems River

In what appears to be the fashionable ‘take-one-give-one’ cycle Somali pirates hijacked the general cargo ship Ems River the day before releasing the chemical product tanker Marida Marguerite.

In the early hours of 27 December, the Ems River was pirated approximately 175 nautical miles North East of the port of Salalah, Oman.

The 5,200 tonne general cargo ship, which is Antigua/Barbuda flagged and German owned, was on her way to San Nicolas, Greece from Jebel Ali in the UAE at the time of the attack. She has a crew of eight, one Romanian, seven Filipinos, and is carrying a cargo of petroleum coke. The pirated vessel MT MOTIVATOR was in the vicinity of Ems River throughout the attack which further enforces the current pirate modus operandi of the use of motherships.

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Marida Marguerite

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