Thursday, May 29, 2014
mt kerala
Maritime News

Liberian Registry Concludes Kerala Hijacking Investigation

The Liberian Registry has concluded its investigation into the pirate-hijacking of the product tanker Kerala off Luanda, Angola, on 18 January 2014. The Liberian investigation is based on evidence gathered...

May 29, 2014
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
mt kerala
Piracy

MT Kerala Returned to Angolan Authorities After Hijacking

LUANDA, Feb 25 (Reuters) - An oil tanker hijacked for a week off Angola in January has been returned to the country's authorities, a board member at state oil firm Sonangol said on Tuesday, adding that the hijackers had stolen diesel worth $8 million from the ship.

February 25, 2014
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Friday, February 7, 2014
mt kerala
Piracy

INTERPOL Investigation Points to Piracy in MT KERALA Disappearance

An ongoing investigation into the January 18 disappearance of a Liberian-flagged product tanker offshore Angola has determined that the vessel was in fact hijacked by pirates, confirming the suspicions held by almost everyone but the Angolan Navy.

February 7, 2014
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
mt kerala
Maritime News

Faked Hijacking Allegations “Ridiculous and Laughable” Says Dynacom

In a phone call with Dynacom Tankers Management today, they note that the allegations by the Angolan Navy that the MT Kerala hijacking was faked are “ridiculous, unfounded, and laughable.”...

January 29, 2014
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Monday, January 27, 2014
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News

Angola Navy: There is No Risk of Pirate Attack Off Angola

Jan. 27 (Bloomberg) — The reported hijacking of Greek oil tanker Kerala off the Angolan coast earlier this month was fabricated by the crew and the vessel’s owner, according to...

January 27, 2014
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Sunday, January 26, 2014
mt kerala
Interesting

Angolan Navy Claims MT Kerala Hijacking Was Faked, Dynacom Says Otherwise

Dynacom Tankers has announced today that communications with their missing tanker, MT Kerala has been re-established and all crew are safe and accounted for.  The shipowner states that pirates had...

January 26, 2014
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Friday, January 24, 2014
mt kerala
Interesting

Rumors Fly of Second Hijacking, Oil Tanker Kerala Still Missing off Angola

Update: 24 January – We’ve received rumors of a second pirated tanker offshore Angola however, those rumors are unsubstantiated.  We spoke with Drewry Maritime Intelligence this morning and they note...

January 24, 2014
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