Iranian Bulk Carrier Hijacked Off IndiaBy Rob Almeida On March 26, 2012
MV Eglantine, previously the Iran Gilan, Image via shipspotter.com
At 0330Z, the Office of US Naval Intelligence reported a vessel has been hijacked approximately 467 nm SW from Cape Comorin, India. In a tweet this morning, Somalia Report identified this vessel as the MV Eglantine, an Iranian-owned bulk carrier with 23 crew members on board.
The Eglantine, previously named the Bluebell and the Iran Gilan, is owned by Darya Hafiz Shipping and is a 63k DWT Bolivian-flagged bulk carrier.
Here’s the location of the attack:
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Tagged with: piracy
About The Author
Rob Almeida is partner and CMO of Unofficial Networks and an editor of gCaptain.com. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1999 with a B.S in Naval Architecture and spent 6.5 years on active duty as a Surface Warfare Officer. He worked for a year as a Roughneck/Rig Manager trainee on board the drillship Discoverer Americas in 2009/10. He is an accomplished sailor and competes in the US Australian Rules Football League with the Baltimore/Washington Eagles. He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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