Pirates release M/V ZIRKU

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June 13, 2011

EU NAVFOR says that on June 10, the MV ZIRKU was released from pirate control after 73 days in captivity.

The vessel was pirated on the March 28, approximately 250 nautical miles South East of Salalah in the eastern part of the Gulf of Aden.  The UAE flagged and Kuwaiti owned vessel was on its way to Singapore from Bashayer (Sudan) when she was pirated. The MV ZIRKU has a crew of 29 (1 Croatian, 1 Iraqi, 1 Filipino, 1 Indian, 3 Jordanians, 3 Eqyptians, 2 Ukrainians and 17 Pakistanis). There is no further information about the crew at present.

MV ZIRKU is on her way to a safe port.

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