11 November 2009

Incident: Filitsa taken

The bulk carrier Filitsa is taken in the Indian Ocean "approximately 500NM northeast of Port Victoria, Seychelles. According to the owners, pirates boarded the vessel and all communication with the crew has ceased. There are 22 crewmembers onboard of Greek and Filipino nationality." (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 11/11/09)The 150 m long ship is registered in the Marshall Islands. (vesseltracker.com)