14 April 2009

Incident: Irene taken

The 35,000-tonne Greek-owned MV Irene E M is hijacked before dawn and its 22-man Filipino crew taken hostage. The attack was made in darkness and three minutes elapsed between the distress call and the capture. (Al Jazeera, 04/14/09)

Crew on board are unharmed. (Reuters, 04/14/09)

The drybulk carrier was was in the Gulf of Aden 100 n-miles south of Al Mukala, Yemen, in the Gulf of Aden when attacked. (Fairplay/Lloyd's)