Update on Hijacking of Tug Asta

Monday, February 22, 2010

The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre issued a special report on the hijacking of the tug Asta and the barge Callista (http://www.recaap.org/incident/pdf/special/2010/Special Report (Asta).pdf). An earlier report indicated that the tug and barge were probably hijacked on Feb. 6 off the coast of Malaysia while on a voyage from Singapore to Cambodia. Alerts were issued seeking information on these vessels. On Feb. 17, authorities located the barge. Also on Feb. 17, a liferaft was located in the South China Sea with eleven persons on board, believed to be the crew of the missing tug. The tug’s Chief Engineer was not on the liferaft and remains missing. (2/18/10).

(Source: Bryant’s Maritime News)
 

Maritime Reporter June 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Maritime Security

The Martitime Security Focus Is Shifting

Former Vice-Admiral and Commander-in-chief of the German Navy Hans-Joachim Stricker, President of the German Maritime Institute (DMI), believes that in terms of

Crew of USCG Cutter Thetis to Return today

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thetis, a 270-foot medium endurance cutter based out of Key West, Florida, is scheduled to return to homeport Tuesday at 11:45 a.

UN Throws the Book at North Korea Ship Operator

A U.N. Security Council committee on Monday blacklisted the operator of a North Korean ship, which was seized near the Panama Canal last year for smuggling Soviet-era arms,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1917 sec (5 req/sec)