At 0330Z, the Office of US Naval Intelligence reported a vessel has been hijacked approximately 467 nm SW from Cape Comorin, India.

Iranian Bulk Carrier Hijacked Off India

Iranian Bulk Carrier Hijacked Off India

By 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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Rob Almeida

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 rob@gcaptain.com

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