05 November 2009

Incident: Theresa VIII taken

The Singapore-flagged chem tanker Theresa VIII is taken "180 nautical miles northwest of the Seychelles, on its way to Mombasa, Kenya. The crew of the vessel was comprised entirely of North Koreans." (Wikipedia, "List of ships attacked by Somali pirates," 12/31/09)

The ship is 56 meters long and flies under Kiribati's colors. (vesseltracker.com)