Red Sea Spirit: Panamanian-flag cement carrier

Pirates hijacked a Panamanian-flag cement carrier on Thursday in the Gulf of Aden near Yemen, a Kenyan maritime official said on November 22. However, a Greek merchant marine ministry spokesman said the managers of the ship, Sekur Holdings, did not confirm the incident. Sekur Holdings were not available for comment.

Red Sea Spirit imo 7718888
Flag Panama Flag
Class DNV
Built 1978 Japan
Converted 1999 in Turkey
Tonnage Deadweight (DWT) 17,500 Mt.
Gross 11,968 Mt.
Net 6,354 Mt.
Principal Dimension L.O.A. 146.0 m
Beam 23.30 m
Air Draft from Keel 44.80 m
Draft 9.44 m

Owner: Carson Shipping Inc.:Carson Shipping was originally established by Norwegian and U.S. interests for the purpose of bareboat chartering the vessel M/V "Red Sea Spirit" through a financial arrangement with a purchase option.

The vessel dry docked in Turkey in 1999 where she was converted into a cement terminal capable of discharging cement from feeder vessels, as well as discharging cement to shore either mechanically in bulk, pneumatically, or in bagged form.

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