Somali Pirates Release Chemical Tanker MT FAIRCHEM BOGEY [REPORT]

The chemical tanker MT FAIRCHEM BOGEY has been released by Somali pirates just five months after it was hijacked, according to a report by the Somalia Report. The tanker made headlines in August 2011 after the she was hijacked from the Omani port of Salalah while at an anchorage.  The brazen attack by Somali pirates was made just after armed guards that were stationed on … [Read more...]

Tanker seized after armed guards disembark, $10 million ransom demanded

The chemical tanker Fairchem Bogey was hijacked from the Omani port of Salalah on 20 August in a brazen attack by Somali pirates and is now anchored off the Somali coast near the town of Garacad.  Sources inside the pirate circles told the editors the Somalia Report website that all 21 crew members are unhurt and are being kept in the ship's wheelhouse while they await the … [Read more...]