MV GEMINI pirated off the coast of KenyaMay 1, 2011 - 17:15
On 30 April, the product tanker MV GEMINI was pirated approximately 180 NM East of Malindi, Kenya.
The 20,989 tonne, Singaporian flagged and owned vessel was on its way to Mombasa (Kenya) from Kuala Tanjung (Malaysia) when it was attacked. The MV GEMINI has a crew of 25 (4 Korean, 13 Indonesians, 3 Mayanmar, 5 Chinese). There is no further information about the crew at present.
The MV GEMINI was registered with MSC(HOA) and was reporting to UKMTO.
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