MV Olib G Pirated in Gulf of Aden

Thursday, September 09, 2010
Photo courtesy EU NAVFOR

Early on the morning of 8 September, the Merchant Vessel (MV) Olib G, flagged Malta, was pirated in the East part of the Gulf of Aden. After a report from a merchant vessel that a skiff was approaching MV Olib G, and after several unsuccessful attempts to make contact with the vessel, the USS Princeton warship of Task Force 151 launched its helicopter. The helicopter was able to identify two pirates on board MV Olib G. The MV Olib G was sailing West in the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor through the Gulf of Aden with a cargo of ballast. The MV Olib G, deadweight 6,375 tons, has a crew of 18, among which are 15 Georgian and three Turkish.
 

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