mv_jubba_xx_pirated_in_the_northern_indian_ocean MV JUBBA XX PIRATED IN THE NORTHERN INDIAN OCEAN July 18, 2011, published in News and tagged MV JUBBA XX, Pirating by EU NAVFOR MV JUBBA XX Late on the morning of 16 July, it was reported by the owners that the MV JUBBA XX, a laden tanker, had been pirated in the northern Indian Ocean, on her regular route from the United Arab Emirates to the port of Berbera, Somalia.On the morning of 17 July, the vessel was located by a Maritime Patrol aircraft 100 nautical miles north-west of Socotra Island, heading to the northern Somali coast. Little information is available at present but it is reported that 9 suspected Somali pirates are on board MV JUBBA XX. The MV JUBBA XX is a UAE owned and flagged oil tanker, deadweight of 4831 tonnes, with a crew of 16 (1 Sri Lankan, 5 Indian, 3 Bangladesh, 1 Sudanese, 1 Myanmar, 1 Kenyan and 4 Somali). There is no information on the condition of the crew and the vessel was not registered with MSCHOA at the time of the pirating. EUNAVFOR continues to monitor the situation. EUNAVFOR Somalia – Operation ATALANTA’s main tasks are to escort merchant vessels carrying humanitarian aid of the World Food Program (WFP) and vessels of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). EUNAVFOR also protects vulnerable vessels in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, deters and disrupts piracy and monitors fishing activity off the coast of Somalia.

MV JUBBA XX Tanker is Hijacked by Somali Pirates in UAE

Monday, July 18, 2011
On the morning of July 16, owners of the MV JUBBA XX oil tanker reported that they had been pirated in the northern part of the Indian Ocean while travelling from a United Arab Emirates port to the Berbera port in Somalia. The JUBBA XX was located by a Maritime Patrol aircraft on the 17th, and was located 100 nautical miles northwest of Socotra Island heading to the coast of Somalia, according to EUNAVFOR reports. The UAE-flagged and owned MV JUBBA XX has a deadweight of 4231 tonnes, with a crew of 16 including, 1 Sri Lankan, 5 Indian,  3 Bangladesh, 1 Sudanese, 1 Myanmar, 1 Kenyan and 4 Somali. MV JUBBA XX There is no information regarding the state of the crew, the ship, or the incident.  It has been reported by EUNAVFOR that 9 Somali pirates are on board the MV JUBBA XX. The MV JUBBA XX was not registered with the Maritime Security Centre – Horn of Africa, which offers 24-hour tracking of vessels voyaging through frequently pirated areas.  EUNAVFOR, however, continues to monitor the hijacking. According to the International Maritime Bureau's Piracy Reporting Centre, Somali pirates are holding 20 vessels and 420 crew members as of June 30.
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