M/V Beluga Nomination released, condition of crew unknown

According to a report issued by EU NAVFOR task force, pirates released the M/V Beluga Nomination Wednesday, April 13. The vessel was pirated on January 22 approximately 390 nautical miles north of Seychelles while en route to Port Victoria in Seychelles.  At the time of the attack, the Nominations 12 crew members (made up of Polish, Filipino, Russian and Ukrainian) were able … [Read more...]

BELUGA NOMINATION Pirates Enter Safe Room via the Ceiling

The BELUGA NOMINATION was recently taken by pirates. One open question was how the pirates managed to get into the ship's Citadel safe room where the crew was hiding. As it turns out, the safe room was not so safe. Somali pirates captured Beluga Nomination in the Indian Ocean on January 22. The crew hid in a citadel on board the ship for the first 48 hours, according to … [Read more...]

‘M/V Beluga Nomination’ pirated in Indian Ocean

After 4 days of uncertainty regarding the exact status of the crew, MV Beluga Nomination is now believed to be pirated. On the afternoon of 22 January 2011, the MV Beluga Nomination was attacked by a skiff, with an unknown number of suspected pirates on board.  Small arms were used against the vessel during the attack. The attack took place in the Indian Ocean, 390 … [Read more...]