ROSALIA D’AMATO: Giuseppe D'Amato's bulker

ROSALIA D’AMATO Bulk Carrier , 74,500 dwt, Italian flagged to Bandar Imam Khomeini (Iran) from Paranagua (Brazil) hijacked approximately 350NM South East of Salalah, Oman, in the Indian Ocean on 21 April.

It was attacked by a single skiff. Coalition warships had communications with the vessel and were told: ‘pirates onboard stay away’.

Officials with Perseveranza, the company that owns the ship, say they have been in contact with the ship's captain and report that all crew members are well.

Attacked and seized by pirates last night, right in the Arabian Sea, the Italian ship "Rosalia D'Amato." The bulk carrier is part owner Angelo D'Amato, owner of "Perseverance Navigation" and nephew of the owner of "Brothers D'Amato." . A crew of 22 aboard, including 6 Italians.Two are in Sicily, including the commander Orazio Lanza, three bells, two of Ischia, one of Vico Equense, and the first officer of Meta di Sorrento native who lives in Belgium.. The facts, as you can rebuild, occurred around 4 am, Italian time, when the boat - playing live in Brazil and Iran - was in the Arabian Sea about 400 miles off the coast of Oman. Two small boats approached on board with the pirates who have seized the Italian ship. . Everything would be done without firing with no consequences for the crew. [rough translation from Google]

In a prudent commercial management, all the owned vessels are
time chartered for long periods to important Italian and International Groups.

The Bulk carriers are chartered to Cosco , Armada Group , Cargill , North China Shipping, and others primary operators.

Giuseppe D'Amato | The President

· Perseveranza SpA is a Company owned by Giuseppe D'Amato.

Giuseppe D'Amato is the leader of a family of Shipowners that since four
generations is present in the world shipping community .

Giuseppe D'Amato is unanimously recognized as one of the most prestigious
entrepreneurs in the Italian Shipowners community.

He has been Vice President of Confitarma, the Italian Shipowners
Association, for six years; he has been Board Member of the Banca di Credito
Popolare di Torre del Greco, the biggest independent regional bank in
Southern Italy; he has been Board Member of UMS Generali Marine SpA, the
biggest Italian Insurance Company specialised in Maritime Hull and Machinery
Risks, that today is a branch of Assicurazioni Generali for transportation; he has just been awarded an honorary degree in Shipping Business at the
"Università Parthenope" in Naples.

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