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MV Delight

Career (Hong Kong) Hong Kong
Name: MV Delight
Owner: Starry Shine International Ltd.[1]
Operator: Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines[1]
Port of registry: Hong Kong
Builder: Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.[1]
Laid down: January 1, 1985[1]
Launched: 1 April 1985[1]
Completed: 28 December 1985[1]
Identification: Callsign VREA9[1]
Captured: 18 November 2008
released 10 January 2009
Status: Active in service
General characteristics
Type: Bulk carrier[1]
Tonnage: 25,768 GT[1]
Length: 190 m (620 ft)
Beam: 30.03 m (98.5 ft)
Draft: 11.62 m (38.1 ft)
Propulsion: MAN B&W 6L60MC[1]
Capacity: 43,218 DWT[1]
Crew: 25

The MV Delight is a Hong Kong-flagged grain carrier. It was attacked and hijacked in the Gulf of Aden in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Yemen in the Horn of Africa by Somali pirates on 18 November 2008 at 2 p.m.[2][3][4] The Delight, chartered by the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines,[5] was carrying a cargo of 36,000 tonnes of wheat, and was heading for Iran's Bandar Abbas port. The 25 crew members are from India (7), Pakistan (2), Philippines (7), Iran (7), Ghana (2).[6][7][8] The ship was released on 10 January 2009.[9]

Ransom

On 22 November, India's Directorate General of Shipping announced that communication had been established between the pirates and Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines' Emergency Response Committee.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Delight - Summary".  
  2. ^ "Hong Kong ship hijacked by pirates". tvnz.co.nz. 19 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-19. 
  3. ^ "Hong Kong cargo ship hijacked off Yemen coast". AFP. Retrieved 2008-11-19. 
  4. ^ "Pirates hijack Hong Kong cargo ship". telegraph.co.uk. 18 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-19. 
  5. ^ "Pirate ship destroyed as ransom demanded". thewest.com.au. 20 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-20. 
  6. ^ Somali pirates now hold 134 Filipino seafarers hostage
  7. ^ "Hong Kong cargo ship hijacked in Gulf of Aden". xinhuanet.com. 18 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-19. 
  8. ^ a b "Indian crew on board MV Delight safe". hindu.com. 22 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-27. 
  9. ^ "Somali pirates free Iranian-chartered ship". Reuters UK. 10 January 2009. Retrieved 17 April 2009. 
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