Sirius Star Voyage to Eyl
To put the challenge into geographic perspective, the area involved off the coast of Somalia and Kenya as well as the Gulf of Aden equals more than 1.1 million sq miles. That is roughly four times the size of the US state of Texas or the size of the Mediterranean and Red Seas combined.
Says Terje Storeng, President/CEO of Odfjell SE:
- Unless we are explicitly committed by existing contracts to sail
through this area, as from today we will re-route our ships around
Cape of Good Hope. Sirius Star hijacked bound for Cape!