[March 16]The tanker Stolt Valor, which was carrying 13,000 metric tons of a substance called “volatile” and “flammable” on the Environmental Protection Agency website, issued a distress call about 2 a.m. local time. The tanker was 48 nautical miles southeast of Farsi Island, The Stolt Valor spent two months anchored off Somalia after being hijack by pirates in September 2008 before later being released. Guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53), rescued Filipino mariners when their ship, the Hong Kong-flagged motor vessel (MV) Stolt Valor, caught fire in the Arabian Gulf... The 24 rescued Filipino mariners were in good health and did not require medical assistance. John Paul Jones is assigned to Combined Maritime Forces' Commander, Task Force 152, conducting maritime security operations in the Arabian Gulf.
9274290 STOLT VALOR VRZP5 Chemical/Oil Tanker 25269 2004
Stolt Fleet website: M/T Stolt Valor 2004 25,269 T/C by Stolt Tankers Hong Kong
Owner: Stolt Nielsens Rederi
Manager: Stolt Tankers
Q88 - INTERTANKO Standard Tanker Questionnaire (Ver. 3)
Vessel's name: Stolt Valor Last updated: Mar 01, 2012
Ex-name(s): Not Applicable IMO number: 9274290
Flag: Liberia Call sign: D5AF4
Port of Registry: Monrovia Summer DWT: 25269 MT
Type of vessel: Chemical Built: Feb 13, 2004
Type of hull: Double Hull Owner: STOLT VALOR B.V.
Class Society: Nippon Kaiji Kyokai Operator: Stolt Tankers BV