Singaporean Flagged M/V PRAMONI Hijacked in Gulf of AdenJanuary 1, 2010 - 19:07
On the morning of 1 January 2010, the Singaporean Flagged M/V PRAMONI, a chemical tanker of 20,000 dead weight tonnes, was hijacked in the Gulf of Aden.
At the time of the attack she was travelling eastbound with a destination of Kandla, India. EU NAVFOR can confirm that the ship has a crew of 24 persons (5 Chinese, 17 Indonesian, 1 Nigerian, 1 Vietnamese).
The ship’s master reported on VHF that the ship was hijacked and all the crew are well. The ship is presently heading south towards Somalia.
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