Italian Oil Tanker Pirated in Indian Ocean

Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Photo courtesy EU NAVFOR

In the early hours of February 8, the Oil Tanker MV Savina Caylyn was pirated approximately 670 nautical miles East of Socotra Island in the Indian Ocean.  The vessel was boarded after a sustained attack by one skiff with 5 suspected pirates firing small arms and four rocket propelled grenades. The MV Savina Caylyn has a deadweight of 104,255 tonnes and is Italian flagged and owned. The vessel was on passage to Pasir Gudang (Malaysia) from Bashayer (Sudan) when it was attacked. There is presently no communication with the vessel and no information regarding the condition of the crew of 22 (five Italian and 17 Indian). The MV Savina Caylyn had registered with MSC(HOA) and was reporting to the UKMTO. EUNAVFOR are monitoring the situation.
 

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