Pirates release Greek Crude Oil Tanker M/V Maran CentaurusJanuary 18, 2010 - 08:47
On 18 January 2010, the Greek crude Oil Tanker M/V MARAN CENTAURUS was released outside Haradere off the coast of Somalia.
The M/V MARAN CENTAURUS, with a crew of 28, among them 9 Greek, 16 Filipinos, 2 Ukrainian and 1 Romanian, was hijacked on 29 November in the Somali Bassin, 600 nautical miles North East of the Seychelles. MARAN CENTAURUS has deadweight of 300,294 tonnes.
M/V MARAN CENTAURUS is now heading towards Durban and EU NAVFOR warship FS SALAMIS is monitoring the situation. SALAMIS has sent a helicopter to assess the situation on board and provide any immediate medical assistance on board the M/V MARAN CENTAURUS.
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