Sinar Kudus: Ferronickel laden, ransomed

The hijacking occurred on March 16 off Somalia. The ship is operated by local shipping company PT Samudera Indonesia Tbk. and was carrying ferronickel belonging to state mining company PT Aneka Tambang from Indonesia to Rotterdam in the Netherlands. PT Samudera Indonesia used a service company as a negotiator. the pirates had demanded a US$2.6 million ransom in the beginning, which they then raised to $3.5 million and continued to increase. “Now, [04/11] they are asking for $9 million,” he said. back

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