19 March 2009

Incident: MV Titan taken

The Greek-owned bulk carrier MV Titan, sailing under the colors of St. Thomas, is taken by pirates off the coast of Somalia. The ship, managed by the shipping firm "Albamare City" was sailing to Korea from the Black Sea with 24 crew, three of them Greek. (Reuters, 03/19/09)

Seventeen of the crew are Filipinos. (Manila Bulletin, 04/09/09)

The attack was made by "pirates, in a speed boat armed with AK47 rifles and pistols." (ICC/IMB Website)

The ship was transporting steel and its crew included one Ukrainian, three Romanians, and 17 Filipinos. (Wikipedia, "List of ships attacked by Somali pirates," 12/31/09)