Pirates Board SuezMax Oil Tanker off Somalli Coast

Press Release
Friday, May 11, 2012

Operators Dynacom Tanker Management report their motor tanker 'Smyrni' hijacked by pirates in the Arabian Sea

At approximately 1115 UTC on 10 May, 2012, an oil tanker managed by Dynacom Tankers Management Ltd. was reported hijacked while it was transiting the Arabian Sea.

The Liberian-flagged Tanker, the M/T SMYRNI, is carrying a cargo of 135,000 MT of crude oil.

The operators say that no communications have been received from the ship since the ship was boarded.

Dynacom Tanker Management's top priorities are the safe return of the ship and crew and the integrity of the cargo and they have notified all relevant authorities.

This is the largest ship to be seized in over a year.
 


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