January 15, 2012 / 2:52 PM / 8 years ago

FACTBOX-Ships held by Somali pirates

Jan 15 (Reuters) - The Fairchem Bogey, seized on Aug.
20 by Somali pirates, was released, Indian authorities said on
Sunday.    	
    The empty tanker with its 21 crew was seized south of
Salalah port in the Gulf of Oman. The 52,455 dwt Marshall
Islands-flagged tanker is managed by Mumbai-based Anglo-Eastern
Ship Management.	
    The Olip G merchant vessel was also released this month. It
was seized in September 2010 with a crew of 18.	
          	
    Here are details of ships held by Somali pirates: 	
    * SOCOTRA 1: Seized on Dec. 25, 2009, in the Gulf of Aden.
The Yemeni-owned ship had six Yemeni crew.	
    * ICEBERG 1: Seized on March 29, 2010. Roll-on roll-off
vessel captured 10 miles from Aden. Crew of 24.	
    * CHOIZIL: Seized on Oct. 26, 2010. South African-owned
yacht hijacked after leaving Dar es Salaam. One crew member was
rescued by an EU anti-piracy task force but two others were
taken ashore as hostages and have not been heard from since.	
    * ALBEDO: Seized on Nov. 26, 2010. Malaysian-owned cargo
vessel taken 900 miles off Somalia as it headed for Mombasa from
UAE. Crew of 23 from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Iran.	
    * ORNA: Seized on Dec. 20, 2010. The Panama-flagged bulk
cargo vessel, 27,915 dwt, owned by the United Arab Emirates, was
seized 400 miles northeast of the Seychelles. Somali pirates
rescued 19 crew members of the Orna after their hijacked ship
caught fire last June.	
    * LIQUID VELVET: Seized on Oct. 31, 2011. The Marshall
Islands-flagged Greek-owned chemical tanker was sailing from
Suez and heading to India when it was seized in the Gulf of
Aden. The 11,599 dwt, owned by the Greek firm Elmira Tankers,
was carrying 22 people on board. 	
    * ARIDE: Seized November 2011. The fishing vessel was
captured 65 miles west of Mahe. The two Seychelles crew are
being held hostage by Somali pirates.  	
    * ENRICO IEVOLI: Seized on Dec. 27, 2011 . 
Ship-owner Marnavi said that the 16,631-tonne chemical tanker
had been seized by pirates off the coast of Oman in the Arabian
sea. The tanker had 18 people on board including six Italians,
five Ukranians and seven Indians. The vessel is carrying a cargo
of caustic soda and had left the United Arab Emirates bound for
the Mediterranean. 	
   Sources: Reuters/Ecoterra International/International
Maritime Bureau Piracy Reporting Centre/Lloyds
List/Inquirer.net/www.eunavfor.eu/ here	
 (Reporting by David Cutler, London Editorial Reference Unit)
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