Iranian-Owned Bulker Freed from Pirate Control after Iran’s Navy Launches Raid

Iranian-Owned Bulker Freed from Pirate Control after Iran’s Navy Launches Raid [REPORT]

By On April 3, 2012
The Tehran Times, citing a public statement made by an Iranian Navy official, said the vessel was released after 36 hour operation launched from the Iranian navy destroyer, Jamaran, and adds that the pirates have since been transferred to Iranian soil. The M/V Englantine was hijacked on March 26 approximately 200 nm southwest of Minicoy Island, India while carrying a cargo of sugar from Brazil to Iran.  The status of the 23 crewmembers onboard when the vessel was attacked is unknown at this time. The 63,400 dwt M/V Englantine is now sailing towards the Omani Port of Salalah, reports Somalia Report.
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