Jahan Moni: off Lakshadweep I. to Haradheere

Bulk carrier Jahan Moni appears to be heading towards the Somali coast. It was hijacked on Nov.5 as it was approaching the Lakshadweep Islands, started heading for the coast at a speed of 10 nautical mile an hour at 4:00pm, said the Mercantile Marine Department of Bangladesh that is monitoring the ship via satellite. Brave Royal Ship Management, the operating company of the vessel, said it received a message from the ship's security cell at about 3.30pm on Sunday. The message read the ship had come under pirate attack. "We got the same message for the second time at about 4.30pm and stayed in contact with the crew members until 5.30pm. We lost contact after that," said Meherul Karim, General Manager of Brave Royal Shipping Management.
The Bangladeshi-flagged ship was taken around 300 nautical miles (550km) off the coast of the southern Indian city of Kochi. The vessel carrying 43,150 tonnes of nickel was on its way to Greece from Indonesia through the Suez Canal. It anchored at the Singapore port for refuelling before heading for Greece. more earlier

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