NAIROBI, October 24 (Itar-Tass) -- Sea pirates have seized two vessels, including a tanker with Ukrainian crewmembers, off the Kenyan coastline, the command of the EU Operation Atalanta in the Indian Ocean reported on Sunday.
The pirates attacked the Singapore-flagged York LNG ship chartered by a Greek company and the Golden Wave fishing trawler.
The tanker carrying 150,000 tonnes of liquefied natural gas from the Kenyan port of Mombasa to the Seychelles has 17 crewmembers – a German captain, two Ukrainians and 14 Filipinos.
The York was attacked about 50 nautical miles away from Mombasa on Saturday. A Turkish warship from the Atalanta force confirmed the information. The warship’s helicopter flew over the seized tanker and also noticed the seized trawler.
According to Interunity Management Corporation, which chartered the tanker, the crewmembers are OK.
Sunday, 24 October 2010
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