Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Amver ship pirated, crew rescued by commandos

According to a report by Reuters, the Amver participating bulker Montecristo was recently pirated Monday morning approximately 600 miles off the Somali coast. U.S. and British Royal Navy forces raced to the scene and freed the 23 crew members and arrested the 11 pirates. The Maltese flagged Montecristo, owned by Ocean Freight, Inc. enrolled in the Amver system in 2005 and was on a voyage from England to Vietnam with a cargo of scrap iron.

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