Marshall-flag Polaris rescued from Pirates by USN

On February 11, the U.S.navy said, the MV Polaris, Marshall Island flag, sent a distress call that seven men on a skiff had tried to force their way on board using a ladder. The Navy intercepted the skiff, found weapons and seized the suspects.


DNV ID: 29964 IMO No: 9388235
Operational Status: In Operation Class Relation: Not in DNV Class



SummaryDimensions Classification Registry Hull Summary Machinery Summary Yard Owner

Flag: Marshall Islands Signal Letters: V7PE5

Owner: Annamar Navigation Inc. GT (ITC 69): 8,542
(10031248) NT (ITC 69): 4,117
Manager: OSM Ship Management AS DWT: 13,091
(180002) (LRF / Company identification no: 1155822)
DocHolder: OSM Ship Management AS
(180002) (LRF / Company identification no: 1155822)
Yard: SEKWANG Heavy Ind. Co., Ltd. (110721) Year of Build: 2009
Type: 106 - Tanker for Chemicals & Oil Products

Class Notation:

Polaris 9388235 2009 13,091 128.60 14,084 20.40 8.71 DH V7PE5
Design Draught9.12m
Scantling Draught (Maximum to Which Vessel is Loaded)9.50m
Displacement at Design Draught

Polaris is a 13000 tdw chemical and product tanker registered in the Marshall Islands.

Her length overall is 128m with a draft of 8,7m. She is sister of Commencement tanker. Both are owned by Primera from Greece.

Polaris was officially handed over to OSM Ship Management AS on the 12th of January 2009 at SEKWANG Heavy Industries in Ulsan-Korea.

She has a compliment of 18 crew onboard and her first cargo, Molasses, will be loaded in Bankok 25th of January, disport will most probably be in Europe.

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