Oil Tanker Hijacked Off Yemen Released by Pirates – WAM

DUBAI (Zawya Dow Jones)--The MV Jubba XX, an oil tanker owned by and flagged to the United Arab Emirates, was released by pirates Wednesday, the U.A.E.'s state news agency WAM said Thursday. The MV Jubba XX and its 17 crew were seized on July 16, while carrying 3,500 metric tons of oil products from Umm Al Quwain port in the Gulf Arab state. No payments or concessions were … [Read more...]

Fully laden tanker pirated in northern Indian Ocean

(EUNAVFOR) Late on the morning of 16 July, it was reported by the owners that the MV JUBBA XX, a laden tanker, had been pirated in the northern Indian Ocean, on her regular route from the United Arab Emirates to the port of Berbera, Somalia. On the morning of 17 July, the vessel was located by a Maritime Patrol aircraft 100 nautical miles north-west of Socotra Island, … [Read more...]