Merchant Vessel Pirated in the Somali Basin

Monday, October 25, 2010
Photo courtesy EU NAVFOR

On the morning of 24 October, the MV York, a Singapore-flagged tanker, was confirmed pirated in the Somali Basin. The MV York had recently left Mombasa on route to the Seychelles. The vessel was attacked on 23 October by two skiffs, approximately 50 nautical miles East from Mombasa.

The Turkish warship Gaziantep, operating under the Combined Maritime Forces (Task Force 151) launched her helicopter to investigate. The helicopter was able to observe pirates with weapons on board the vessel.

Initially the MV York was drifting but then began moving at 10 knots. In a separate but seemingly linked incident the fishing vessel Golden Wave, pirated on 9 October 2010, was seen in the vicinity of the MV York.

The MV York, deadweight 5,076 tons, has a crew of 17, of which one is German (Master), two are Ukrainians and 14 Filipinos.

Including the MV York, Somali pirates are currently holding 19 vessels with 428 hostages.
 

Maritime Reporter July 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Maritime Security

Australian PM Promises 2500 Shipbuilding Jobs

Up to 2,500 shipbuilding jobs in Adelaide will be safe for "all time", the Prime Minister says, ahead of the expected announcement to build a new fleet of Navy ships worth $39 billion, reports ABC.

Cochin Shipyard Delivers 17th FPV for Indian Coast Guard

Cochin Shipyard launched the seventeenth in a series of tweny Fast Patrol Vessels (BY 517) being built for Indian Coast Guard, the shipbuilding company said in a press release.

USCG’s New Cutter Pulls into Boston

The U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) latest 418-foot National Security Cutter James (WSML 754) entered Boston Harbor August 3 ahead of her commissioning scheduled for August 8.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.2746 sec (4 req/sec)