19 October 2009

Incident: De Xin Hai taken

The bulk carrier De Xin Hai is taken by pirates in the Indian Ocean "approximately 325NM northeast of Port Victoria, Seychelles. Pirates boarded and hijacked the vessel while underway. There are 25 crew members onboard." (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 10/21/09)

De Xin Hai is a 225 m long cargo ship registered in China. (vesseltracker.com)