Somali pirate hijacking? Probably not

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Aegean II shows up on fleet listing of Dubai headquarteredHanan Shipping [Image: Hanan Shipping]

An event that suggested that the Panama- flagged chemical vessel Aegean II (IMO: 9016911) had actually been pirated off the Horn of Africa currently looks most likely to have actually been something else.

According to the Equasis information base the 8,143 dwt 1994-built Aegean II is run by Dubai- based Hanan Shipping.

Maritime safety expert Dryad Global yeserday at first reported that the vessel had actually been assaulted on the night (neighborhood time) of August 16, 2020, by 6 pirates, after having actually created mechanical problems which the vessel, which remained in transportation from the UAE to Mogadishu, is thought to have actually been assaulted throughout its transportation off the shore of the Horn of Africa, roughly 180 nm SW of Socotra.

Later in the day, however, Dryad included this upgrade:

“Following reaching authorities in Puntland, the vessel was boarded by neighborhood maritime cops off the shore ofBareeda At this moment it is presently examined that the vessel was by force required to its existing place. The Puntland authorities after that assert that a conflict arised concerning the existence of tools aboard, because of the existence of a gotten started safety group. However, this complaint is yet to be validated.

“Currently the crew of the vessel are deemed to be safe, and the vessel intends to proceed to its next port of call.”

See the complete Dryad Global message HERE

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