Magellan Star: DS Boxship rescued by U.S. Marines

around 5 a.m. on Thursday, two 12-man Marine teams in inflatable boats motored up to the hijacked ship, a 436-foot-long German-owned cargo vessel called the Magellan Star. A band of Somali pirates had seized the ship and its crew of 11 in the Gulf of Aden, between Yemen and Somalia, on Wednesday morning. It was carrying steel chains.

The marines clambered up portable ladders — much as pirates have been doing — and swiftly took over the ship.

9242572 MAGELLAN STAR V2OE7 Container Ship 7968 2002 Antigua & Barbuda exname 1: GRACECHURCH STAR-07
exname 2: JUDITH BORCHARD-09 735 TEU

The Quadrant Bereederungsges. mbH & Co.KG was founded 1997 in Hamburg. In 2000, the Quadrant Bereederungsges. mbH & Co. KG is part of the DS Shipping GmbH & Co KG.

We offer, now shipping as part of the DS GmbH & Co., an extensive range of services. This ranges from the operation and chartering of the technical supervision or controlling to the provision of advice.

Under the highest quality standards is the efficient and skilled management of ships. This ensures a highly qualified team for the shipping of employees.

At present, the Quadrant Bereederungsges. mbH & Co. KG eleven o'clock container ships of sizes 500-1000 TEU in Vollmanagement. The ships are kept in perfect technical condition, to meet all demands of all the charterer. This requires that the ships comply with international requirements and the class as well as national regulations.

All vessels are subject to comprehensive maintenance programs are continuously equipped with the requirements and tested for safety. Naturally the regular scheduled yard times - always carried out in consultation with the charterers in the form established by the classification society, period -. The aim is to ensure reliable ship operations without failure due to technical defects or other defects. Furthermore, recruits DS Shipping GmbH & Co. KG for the Quadrant Bereederungsges. mbH & Co. crews for the ships to specific selection criteria and places high value on good seamanship training.

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