29 January 2009

Incident: Longchamp taken

The German 3,415-tonne LPG tanker Longchamp is hijacked under Bahamian colors and its crew of 12 Filipinos and one Indonesian made hostage. "MPC Steamship contracts the operation out to the Bernhard Schulte ship management company, a longtime Hamburg shipping operator. Currently the ship is chartered to yet another company, Bridge Marine, which is registered in the Liberian capital Monrovia." (DPA, 01/30/09)