Nordneptune: pirates escape abeam Tanzania
Nordneptun (Limassol) IMO:9277773
Call sign:P3TK9 Gross tonnage:42432 Flag:Cyprus Built:2004
The French EU NAVFOR warship Nivôse responded immediately to a distress signal from Nordneptune, a tanker, which indicated she was under small arms attack. The skiffs gave up their attack and moved into Tanzanian territorial waters where the Tanzanian Coast Guard was alerted to continue the pursuit.
Reederei "NORD" Klaus E. Oldendorff is a family-owned company, established in 1964 by Mr. Klaus E. Oldendorff.
Reederei Nord Klaus E. Oldendorff Ltd.
Libra Tower, 23 Olympion Street Limassol 3306
The company currently operates a very modern fleet of 36 vessels, totaling just over 2.5 million tdw, forming the biggest fleet tonnage wise under the Cyprus flag.
This comprises of 20 container vessels between 1058 teu and 2500 teu, 7 Panamax bulk carriers between 72,500 and 75,000 tdw and 9 tankers between 75,000 and 319,000 tdw, including 4 Panamax product tankers that were delivered in 2004.
The fleet will be further enlarged by a new building program of 2 container vessels of 2600 teu in 2005/6 and another 4 container vessels of 3500 teu in 2007/08, and one Aframax Tanker in 2007.
All the ships are operated by multinational sea staff. It is the company's policy to work with a balanced mixture of nationalities onboard and ashore.
The company has always been actively involved in the international shipping scene.
The company is a founding member of the Cyprus Shipping Council and Mr. Oldendorff was President of the Council on several occasions. In addition, Mr. Oldendorff was active in many other international organizations over a large number of years.