01 May 2009

Incident: Ariana seized

A Malta-flagged Greek tanker, the Ariana, is taken in the Indian Ocean between the Seychelles and Madagascar while carrying soy from Brazil to Iran. Its crew of 24 Ukrainians was made hostage with the ship. No details (Xinhua, 5/2/09)

The attack occurred late Friday. (Xinhua, 5/2/09)

There is a British national among the crew in a managerial role. (VOA, 05/02/09)

CNN calls Ariana British-owned. (CNN, 05/02/09)

The ship is Greek-owned and registered in Malta. (Wikipedia, "List of ships attacked by Somali pirates," 12/31/09)