Somali Pirates Release Tanker – MV OLIB G

Somali pirates have released the Maltese-flagged tanker M/V OLIB G and her crew of 18, according to a report by the Somalia Report. The vessel and her crew, consisting of 15 Georgians and 3 Turks, was hijacked on September 8, 2010 while transiting the eastern part of the Gulf of Aden in the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor, an area set up by EU NAVFOR, the NATO … [Read more...]

Maltese-Flagged Tanker Hijacked

Early on the morning of 8 September, the Merchant Vessel (MV) OLIB G, flagged Malta, was pirated in the East part of the Gulf of Aden. After report from a merchant vessel that a skiff was approaching MV OLIB G, and after several unsuccessful attempts to make contact with the vessel, the USS PRINCETON warship of Task Force 151 launched its helicopter. The helicopter was able … [Read more...]