Bahamas Bow Asir ransom paid and released

The Bahamas-flag Norwegian-owned chemical tanker "Bow Asir" held near Hobyo nearby Haradheere port is released and the crew is unharmed, the shipyard confirms. After much bargaining, a $2.4 million ransom ,has been paid . the ship had a 27-member crew including a Norwegian captain, 19 Filipinos, five Poles, one Russian and one Lithuanian. The shipyard says the ship still is in unsafe waters.
BOW ASIR IMO: 7926306
Call Sign : C6TW9
Gross tonnage : 14627
Type of ship : Chemical Tanker
Year of build : 1982
Flag : Bahamas
since 2009 Feb 23
1990 - 2009 NCC ASIR
1990 - 1990 Grenanger
1982 - 1990 Bow Explorer
Safety/MEP Only 19-Dec-05 NCC ASIR 7926306 Detention BF DNV

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