MV Lugela Abandoned by Pirates in Somali Basin

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Photo courtesy EU NAVFOR

The Panama flagged MV Lugela, which was reported on 25 September as having been pirated, 900 nautical miles east of Eyl, in the Somali Basin, has been abandoned by pirates. Late on 26 September, the company owning the ship stated that the pirates had abandoned the vessel and that it was now underway to a place of safety. The 12 Ukrainian crew are reported to be safe and EU NAVFOR is monitoring the situation.

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