25 April 2009

Incident: Patriot taken

A 31,000-tonne German grain carrier, Patriot, has been taken by pirates in the Gulf of Aden along with its crew of 17. (Independent, 04/25/09) "The Malta-flagged vessel was seized some 300 kilometers (186 miles) south-east of the Yemeni coastal city of Muqalla, a spokesman for the 5th Fleet told DPA." (presstv,04/25/09) The 31,838 dwt Maltese-flag bulk carrier is owned by Johann MK Blumenthal. (Maritime GlobalNet, 04/27/09)