Ariana: docking at Salalah Oman
The Ariana, freed by pirates after a ransom was paid, and which then sailed over 800 miles from its place of capture, anchored at a roadstead at the Omani port of Salalah on Jan. 3, 2010. Currently, the ship is undergoing permit registration procedures in order to enter the Omani port. Alloceans Shipping Co Ltd (Greece) ,the company operating the vessel had paid a ransom of $2.8 million. Lomar, a subsidiary of the Libra Group, recently announced the acquisition of 26 modern ships belonging to Allocean, The purchase of the shares of Allocean Ltd and the Allocean Charters group of companies, both subsidiaries of Allco Finance Group, which entered administration and receivership in November last year. Based in New York, George Logothetis, age 34, has principal executive responsibility for the Libra Group. Lomar Shipping is the Logothetis family's London based shipping company. Alloceans Shipping Co Ltd was incorporated as a private limited company in Panama in 1971. Ariana is a Maltese-flagged ship.