Liquid Velvet: which tanker hijacked in Gulf of Aden

Marshall Islands-flagged Liquid Velvet was seized on Monday in the Gulf of Aden
The 11,599 DWT vessel is owned by Greek firm Elmira Tankers,

9083940 LIQUID VELVET V7OM9 Tanker 11559 1994
Vessel's name: Liquid Velvet Last updated: Jul 14, 2011
Ex-name(s): Liquid Challenge / Shina IMO number: 9083940
Flag: Marshall Island Call sign: V7OM9
Port of Registry: Majuro Summer DWT: 11559 MT
Type of vessel: Chemical Built: Feb 10, 1994
Type of hull: Double Hull Owner: Minimal Enterprise Co.
Class Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai Operator: Elmira Tankers Management S.A.

Compare BEN
Built 2006 by Samho as Songa Diamond
Renamed: 2006 Brovig Bay, 2007 Liquid Velvet, 2007 Ben
At the terminal on the same day was 1994 built “Liquid Velvet”(9083940)
Owner: Open Waters Ben Pte Ltd
Manager: Columbia Shipmgmt Singapore
GRT 8450, DWT 12910
Length 127, beam 20 metre
Single screw diesel 13.5 kts
IMO Number: 9311646
Brovig Bay purchased by Elmira Shipping, and renamed Liquid Velvet.
Renamed: 2006 Brovig Bay, 2007 Liquid Velvet, 2007 Ben

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