MT Fairchem Bogey

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

Rob Almeida
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August 23, 2011

MT Fairchem Bogey

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 arrival of a pirate negotiator.

The leader of the pirate attack, Said Candas, is demanding $10 million ransom for the release of the ship and crew, however at the time of this report, contact had not yet been made between Anglo-Eastern Ship Management and the hijackers.

Of particular note, the Fairchem Bogey had armed guards stationed on board during its transit through the Gulf of Aden, but the security team had disembarked the ship upon arrival in Oman.

Read the full report here.

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