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21 said it would acquire Gener8 Maritime Inc. of New York, creating an independent tanker operator with a fleet of 75 crude tankers, including 44 VLCCs. ... "The crude tanker market has a double whammy: reduced OPEC exports and too many new ships," said Burak Cetinok, head of research at Arrow ...
Each is different — there are multicolored miniature oil tankers, British police boats, Indonesian fishing boats, cruise ships, rafts, schooners — but they do ... pays homage to the boats capsized during the 2011 tsunami; another, labeled the “MV Sirius Star II,” refers to an oil tanker seized by Somalian pirates ...

NAIROBI - Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker with eight Sri Lankan crew onboard, a Somali official said on Tuesday, the first time they have successfully taken a commercial ship since 2012. Experts said the ship was an easy target and ship owners were becoming lax after a long period without many ...
It doesn't have to do with dogs lying around in the heat—the phrase comes from ancient Greek beliefs about a star. Illustration of the constellations canis major and lepus. View Images. The ancient Greeks thought of the constellation Canis Major as a dog chasing Lepus, the hare. The star Sirius is the dog's ...
Mr Grady and his British colleague Peter French, 45, the chief engineer, were released on January 9 after a £2 million ransom was parachuted on the tanker by the ship's owners Vela International. He filmed the pirates hacking open the money with axes and leaving the ship. Five of the hijackers drowned ...
The ship's capture was by far the most audacious raid by increasingly bold modern-day buccaneers who have terrorised vessels plying one of the world's busiest shipping lanes through the Gulf of Aden or past Somalia's lawless coastline. More than 100 vessels were seized in the last 12 months, netting the ...

Earlier this week, a pirate on board the Sirius Star told the BBC that they had not been contacted by the supertanker's owner. The pirate, who called himself Daybad, said: "We captured the ship for ransom, of course, but we don't have anybody reliable to talk to directly about it." He added that they regarded ...
Earlier reports had said that the 1,080-foot-long ship, Sirius Star, had been hijacked off the Kenyan coast. ... While most of the hijackings have taken place in the Gulf of Aden, which separates Somalia from Yemen, the Saudi tanker was seized hundreds of miles to the south in a vast stretch of open ocean as ...
"It requires a holistic approach from the international community at sea, ashore, with governance, with economic development." Morrell said at least 18 ships are currently being held for ransom by Somali pirates, along with 330 mariners taken hostage. This year there have been 95 attempted ship seizures ...
Somali pirates have seized a giant Saudi-owned oil tanker in the Indian Ocean and are steering it towards Somalia, the US Navy reports. The Sirius Star is the biggest ship ever to be hijacked, with a capacity of 2m barrels - more than one-quarter of Saudi Arabia's daily output. The vessel was captured on ...
The piece features dozens of small boats — model ships and replicas ... oil tankers, British police boats, Indonesian fishing boats, cruise ships, rafts, ... another, labeled the “MV Sirius Star II,” refers to an oil tanker seized by ...
June 27, 2005 - Pirates hijack the MV Semlow, a ship carrying UN food aid, ... November 2008 - The Saudi supertanker Sirius Star is hijacked.
Skeptics and proponents of the ancient aliens theory have faced off for decades on the issue of the Dogon tribe's allegedly advanced ...
A ship like this could technically get us to any star system in this galaxy, Not withstanding the possibility that this could actually be a Warp Drive ...
Experts said the ship was an easy target and ship owners were ... NAIROBI - Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker with eight Sri Lankan crew ...
James Grady, 53, was second officer on the oil tanker when men ... was parachuted on the tanker by the ship's owners Vela International.
"All of the gunmen disembarked the Sirius Star this afternoon and now it ... to comment on the ship's reported release or any ransom payments.

The Sirius Star, a 330-metre tanker, is by far the largest ship to be have been ... The ship, whose hostaged crew includes two Britons, has been in limbo ... The locations of three other ships - among what is thought to be 40 vessels ... Earlier this week, a pirate on board the Sirius Star told the BBC that they ...
Earlier reports had said that the 1,080-foot-long ship, Sirius Star, had ... of Aden, which separates Somalia from Yemen, the Saudi tanker was seized ... This year, 92 ships have been attacked in and around the Gulf of Aden, ...
He said: "I know that the owners of the tanker, they are negotiating on the issue. ... the top commander of the Russian navy, announced that "ships from ... This year there have been 95 attempted ship seizures by pirates in the ...
Somali pirates have seized a giant Saudi-owned oil tanker in the Indian Ocean ... The Sirius Star is the biggest ship ever to be hijacked, with a ...
Salah satu kapal super tanker minyak terbesar di dunia milik Arab Saudi ... Kapal bernama Sirius Star itu diestimasi berharga USD150 juta ...
Saudi-owned crude oil supertanker "Sirius Star" is seen in this ... Angola rose 9.5 percent to 128,600 bpd, according to tanker data compiled by ...
A ship like this could technically get us to any star system in this galaxy, Not withstanding the possibility that this could actually be a Warp Drive ...
They claimed to have abandoned the ship after learning the boat had been ... The Sirius Star, a tanker under a Saudi Arabian flag with $100 ...
Experts said the ship was an easy target and ship owners were ... NAIROBI - Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker with eight Sri Lankan crew ...
James Grady, 53, was second officer on the oil tanker when men armed ... the pirates hacking open the money with axes and leaving the ship.
"All of the gunmen disembarked the Sirius Star this afternoon and now it ... to comment on the ship's reported release or any ransom payments.
The Sirius Star, a Saudi oil tanker now held by pirates, in an undated photo. The ship was anchored off Somalia on Tuesday. ... This year, 92 ships have been attacked in and around the Gulf of Aden, more than triple the ...
He said: "I know that the owners of the tanker, they are negotiating on the issue. ... The Sirius Star is a "very large crude oil carrier" carrying 200m barrels of ... Morrell said at least 18 ships are currently being held for ransom by Somali ... This year there have been 95 attempted ship seizures by pirates in the ...
The Sirius Star -- a crude "super tanker" flagged in Liberia and owned by ... of oil, and the ship's operator, Dubai-based Vela International Marine Ltd, says it is fully laden. ... It is routine procedure for pirates to take hijacked ships to shore, ... Around 20,000 oil tankers, freighters and merchant vessels pass ...
The first of the two, an Emirati oil tanker named Aris-13, was taken last week and abandoned four days later without the pirates collecting ransom.
With little more than skiffs, ladders, and Kalashnikovs, the pirates of Somalia once hijacked giant cargo ships, extracted millions of dollars in ransom, and forced the world's navies to send warships steaming to the Gulf of Aden.
The VLCC berth will enable the Port's customers to load or discharge up to 2,000,000 barrels of crude oil within 24 hours and can facilitate tankers up to 344 meters long and up to a dead weight tonnage of 363,000 tonnes. The total cost is AED 650 million.
The hijacking of the Sirius Star in late 2008 by Somalian pirates marked a turning point in thinking about how to deal with global energy security threats.
The largest tanker ship ever hijacked? The UAE-based Sirius Star, later released by Somali pirates for a $3 million ransom.
The largest tanker ship ever hijacked? The UAE-based Sirius Star, later released by Somali pirates for a $3 million ransom.
The largest tanker ship ever hijacked? The UAE-based Sirius Star, later released by Somali pirates for a $3 million ransom.
Some records are more infamous. The largest tanker ship ever hijacked? The UAE-based Sirius Star, later released by Somali pirates for a $3 million ransom.
November 2008 - The Saudi supertanker Sirius Star is hijacked. The ship is released in January 2009 after pirates claim to have received $3 million in ransom.
Recruiting these individual pirates, he allegedly created the tactics that allowed them to hunt farther out in the Indian Ocean and take on larger targets, winning widespread notoriety in 2008 when men supposedly linked to him captured the Saudi-owned ...


 

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