York: Another BSM LPG tanker hijacked
The vessel was attacked on 23 October by two skiffs, approximately 50 nautical miles East from Mombasa. The Turkish warship GAZIANTEP, operating under the Combined Maritime Forces (Task Force 151) launched her helicopter to investigate. The helicopter was able to observe pirates with weapons on board the vessel.
The German-owned Bernhard Schulte Management LPG tanker LONGCHAMP was released after the ransom had been delivered by air. Local marine observers reported that the ransom was delivered by an aircraft at around 14h00 2009-03-27, $6 million had been the demand. then read see earlier
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