MV Victoria, Antigua and Barbuda-flag, slow speed

MV Victoria, Antigua and Barbuda-flag, 11 Romanian crew members, was taken yesterday afternoon about 120 nautical miles north of the Somali port of Boosaaso. It was a relatively easy target because of its slow speed and low railing. A Turkish frigate responded to a call for help by sending a helicopter, but the ship already was in the pirates' hands by the time it arrived.

Call sign: V2BQ5
IMO No.: 9290074
Port of Registry: St. John's
Flag: Antigua & Barbuda
Built: Dec 2003
Owners: MS "Victoria" Schiffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co. Reederei KG, Weedendamm 26/28, D - 49733 Haren (Ems)
Trustees: Victoria Shipping Company Ltd., St. John's, Antigua & Barbuda
Type: multipurpose vessel for transport of bulk, steel coils, containers, forrest products, general cargoes, dangerous cargoes acc. to SOLAS regulation 54-II-2, excluding explosives and nuclear materials (Class I and VII)

Intersee Schiffahrts GmbH & Co. KG, Weedendamm 26 - 28, 49733 Haren (Ems) - Germany

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