Pirates Release M/V Maran Centaurus
On 18 January 2010, the Greek crude Oil Tanker M/V Maran Centaurus was released outside Haradere off the coast of Somalia.
The M/V Maran Centaurus, with a crew of 28, among them nine Greek, 16 Filipinos, two Ukrainian and one Romanian, was hijacked on 29 November in the Somali Bassin, 600 nautical miles North East of the Seychelles. M/V Maran Centaurus has deadweight of 300,294 tonnes.
M/V Maran Centaurus is now heading towards Durban and EU NAVFOR warship FS Salamis is monitoring the situation. Salamis has sent a helicopter to assess the situation on board and provide any immediate medical assistance on board the M/V Maran Centaurus.