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« on: November 18, 2008, 03:28:20 pm »

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This from Reuters @ http://uk.reuters.com/article/UKNews1/idUKTRE4AH5HV20081118

Hong Kong grain ship seen hijacked
Tue Nov 18, 2008 3:14pm GMT
 
BEIJING (Reuters) - A Hong Kong cargo ship loaded with wheat bound for Iran has been hijacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the official Xinhua agency said on Tuesday citing China's maritime search and rescue centre.

There were 25 crew members on board, none of them from Hong Kong or the Chinese mainland. The ship was carrying 36,000 tonnes of wheat to Iran's Bandar Abbas port, the report said.

No name for the vessel mentioned in the article.

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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2008, 04:01:24 pm »

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Now named as Delight IMO 8320133

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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2008, 10:46:01 pm »

I just found out,that the MV "Delight" loaded her cargo of grain in Lübeck/Germany(see the picture from River Trave) and Rostock/Germany (she had at 24th Oct. Port State Control in Rostock).She was bound for Bandar Abbas and is a former iranian vessel.The Ship Manager ist still Iran Shipping Lines.
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2009, 05:01:19 am »

Hello Mr. Ellwood !
Any news on the British couple that were captured on a yacht by Somali pirates and were threatened with execution ?
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2009, 09:27:06 am »

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Hello Mr. Ellwood !
Any news on the British couple that were captured on a yacht by Somali pirates and were threatened with execution ?
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Hi Gabriel

I'm afraid that they are still being held by the Somali Criminals.

Paul and Rachel Chandler, from Tunbridge Wells, in Kent, have been held captive since their yacht was hijacked by armed 'pirates' on October 23 as they sailed from the Seychelles towards Tanzania.

The British government policy not to deal with terrorists or pirates but I'm sure there are some sort of negotiations going on under the surface.

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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2009, 04:34:37 pm »

Thank you for the info Ellwood !
It's amazing to see that after 40 year of the whole world community trying to help and feed Somalia , this is their repayment....If they are irresponsible enough to have a coastline, maybe they shouldn't ....These scum should be treated like a virus !
I hope the Chandler's will be released unharmed soon.
Thank you again & "Happy holidays " !
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