12 June 2009

Incident: Charelle taken

The general cargo ship Charelle is taken by pirates 11 NM off the coast of Oman after a pursuit "of some time." (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 6/19/09)

The IMB gives the date of incident as 6/11/09. (ICC/IMB Website) The Gulf News gives it as 6/12 (Gulf News, 6/14/09)

Charelle is "operated by Pentagon Freight Services LLC to and from Indian Ocean and Red Sea Ports" and represents the farthest easterly strike by Somali pirates to date. "The sea jacking of MV Charelle took place 60 nautical miles off the eastern coastal town of Sur in Oman." (Gulf News, 6/14/09)