Danish tanker helped to free hijacked ship
The 'Monjasa Sprinter' picked up a distress call from the crew of the hijacked tanker 'Success 9' off the Ivory Coast near Abidjan in the morning of tApril 15, 2023. The Danish ship sounded the alarm, after which a naval vessel freed the crew of the tanker, which was attacked in the evening of April 10 by pirates who switched off the ship's AIS transmitter. Neither the shipping company nor the authorities could then make contact with the ship, and its position was unknown. The 'Monjasa Sprinter' contacted the safety officer at Fortune Ship Management, which operates the 'Success 9', who forwarded the information to the relevant authorities. The Ivory Coastgiard sent a ship out to the hijacked tanker, where the marines freed the 20 crew members safely. The pirates' target has probably been the ship's cargo, which has partially disappeared. At the end of March, another Monjasa tanker, the 'Monjasa Reformer', was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea. The pirates kidnapped six members of the crew who have not yet been found.
Monjasa: New tanker strengthens our fleet
Further strengthening the position in the bunker industry, Monjasa has secured the Turkish build (2005), IMO-II, 8.000 DWT tanker “Eships Bainunah” from Abu Dhabi based Eships. The vessel is already operating for Monjasa on time charter, but becomes part of Monjasa’s own fleet by January 2015. The group will handle the technical management as well.
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On Apr 14, 2011, around 8 a.m. the "Eships Bainunah" ran into the embankment of the Kiel Canal near Grunenthal trying to avoid a collision with the "Tyumen 2" after she was hit by the "OOCL Finnland" and blocked the shipping lane. The ship was able to refloat with own power and could continue its voyage from Rotterdam to Kaliningrad after the canal was re-opened for ship traffic.Upload News