MV Samho Jewelry Pirated in Indian Ocean

Monday, January 17, 2011

On the morning of 15 January, the MV Samho Jewelry was pirated approximately 350 nautical miles South East of the port of Muscat, Oman. The 19,609-tonne Product tanker is Maltese flagged and Norwegian owned. No further details of the attack are known at this stage. MV Samho Jewelry has a crew of 21 (Myanmar, Korean and Indonesian) and is carrying chemicals. MV Samho Jewelry was not registered with MSC(HOA) and had not reported to UKMTO. There are now 29 vessels and 693 hostages being held by pirates off the coast of Somalia. A list of MV Samho Jewelry and other pirated vessels can be found at:

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