Piracy Update – Svitzer Korsakov

ITAR-TASS, the Russian news agency reports:

Ship with four Russians captured by pirates off Somali

03.02.2008, 13.07

MOSCOW, February 3 (Itar-Tass) – A vessel with four Russians aboard was captured by pirates off the Somali coast, learnt on Sunday at the press service of the Russian Transport Ministry.

The Svitzer Korsakov tugboat was captured by pirates on Friday off the Somali coast. Six people, including four Russians, are aboard the tugboat, built in December 2007. According to the ministry, the vessel was on its cruise from St. Petersburg to Sakhalin with a call at Singapore. “The vessel is now in the zone of visibility of passing-by ships in the area of Somali, but a SOS signal has not been received from the ship’s crewmembers.”

The vessel flies the flag of a state, included in the offshore zone of the St. Vincent and Grenadines, the Transport Ministry noted. The ship owner of the Sakhalin company – Switzer Eastern Miller Sakhalin – is already engaged, through a mediator, in clearing up the fate of the ship and its crew.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: