IZUMI: Sugahara RO-RO ransomed
Izumi 9414955 , ransomed, was released February 25.
The ship is under DIA S.A. [Delphi Automotive Systems] contract and had been carrying steel products for the automotive industry from Japan via Singapore towards Mombasa,
Serving as a mother ship for pirate skiffs, TORM KANSAS was threatened near Pemba Island on the boundary between Kenya and Tanzania and later ESPS INFANTA CHRISTINA and her charge AMISOM weapons-transporter PETRA 1, was threatened on November 6, 2010 off the East coast of Somalia. The vessel was also observed December 24 at sea. Negotiations then commenced.
Kaytaro G Sugahara, 2nd Japanese generation shipowner.