Bulk Carrier Hijacked in Indian Ocean, Containership Missing

MV ROSALIA D'AMATO (Source: Robert Smera/PBase) The European Union Naval Force Somalia, or EU NAVFOR, has reported that the bulk carrier M/V Rosalia D'Amato was pirated approximately 350NM South East of Salalah, Oman, in the Indian Ocean earlier this morning. The 74,500 tonne Italian flagged and owned vessel was on its way to Bandar Imam Khomeini (Iran) from Paranagua … [Read more...]

Libyan tanker hijacked by rebels

The Libyan state-owned shipping line General National Maritime Transport Company (GNMTC) says that one of its tankers, the Anwaar Afriqya, has been hijacked by group of armed rebels and diverted to the port of Tobruk near the border with Egypt, where it is now berthed. The company says that tanker is carrying a cargo of 23,800 tons of gasoline and has a crew of … [Read more...]

Casualty Outlook

Three serious incidents have dominated the past week with the disappearance of the Arctic Sea, its cargo of timber valued at a little under $2m and its crew of more than a dozen Russian seafarers, garnering most of the bandwidth. That's only natural, given the mysterious circumstances. The trouble with speculating about what's happened to the vessel is that there are simply … [Read more...]