MV Renuar Pirated in Indian Ocean

Sunday, December 12, 2010
Photo courtesy EU NAVFOR

In the early hours of 11 December, the MV Renuar was pirated in the Indian Ocean, approximately 1050 nautical miles east of the Somali coastal village of Eyl and a distance of 550 nautical miles from the coast of India.

The attack was launched from two attack skiffs, supported by a mother ship, with pirates firing small arms and rocket propelled grenades at the merchant vessel.  Since the attack, the pirates have confirmed that they have control of the ship which is now heading west towards the Somali Coast.

The MV Renaur is a Panama flagged, Liberian owned bulk cargo vessel, with a deadweight of 70,156 tonnes, and was en route to Fujairah (UAE) from Port Louis (Mauritius), when pirated. The 24 man Filipino crew attempted to evade the pirates for some time causing the pirates to make several determined attacks before finally boarding the vessel.  There are presently no communications with the ship and the condition of the crew is not known.

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