Hijacking of MV Golden Blessing in the Gulf of Aden
Monday, June 28, 2010
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In the early hours of 28 June, pirates took control of the MV Golden Blessing approximately 90 nautical miles off the northern Somali coast. On notification from the Master of the MV Golden Blessing that pirates were on board, the EU NAVFOR German warship Schleswig-Holstein immediately launched their helicopter and reported sighting suspected pirates on board the MV Golden Blessing.
The MV Golden Blessing, a Singapore flagged tanker with deadweight of 14445 tonnes, was carrying a cargo of glycoethelen. The MV Golden Blessing has a crew of 19 Chinese; there are no reports of injuries. The vessel is under pirate control but remains unmoving at present. EU NAVFOR is monitoring.
Vessel was highjacked in pos 13 23.7N Longitude: 049 58E, attack occurred at 0327 UTC. Golden Blessing IMO 9539016 Flag Singapore build 2010 DWT 14445.