South Korea said the rescue was not going armed pirates hijacked a large supertanker
data for: South Korean Navy KDX-2 class “Admiral Yi”
Korean missile destroyer “Admiral Yi,” the destroyer of time in Seoul, South Korea to catch up by 6 am Somali pirates hijacked a South Korean “three lakes dream” was a giant oil tanker. To ensure the safety of the hostages, the destroyer to take away from the control strategy, full-time monitoring “three lakes dream”.
“three lakes dream” was a displacement of 300,000 tons, three lakes by the Korean shipping group operations. A few days ago, loaded with 200 barrels of “three lakes dream” departure from Iraq, the original plan heading for Louisiana.
tanker 4 morning line to the south of the Gulf of Aden, Somali pirates hijacked the east sea area.
South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency, looted place about 1,500 kilometers southeast of the Gulf of Aden at the Indian Ocean.
headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, a maritime organization, confirmed that “three lakes dream” was hijacked by Somali pirates. To the pirates for the Reuters news sources reported a tanker intended to sail pirate base, Somalia Sahara dere port.
after receiving the distress signal, the Gulf of Aden is an anti-piracy task Korean destroyer “Admiral Yi” was an emergency incident area to look for “three lakes dream”.
“Admiral Yi” was a displacement of 4,500 tons, carrying a “lynx” type helicopters, a rigid inflatable boat, 40-ship and ship-to-air missiles. Ship has a total of about 300 sailors and marines, including one from the 30-member search and rescue and surveillance teams.
6 at the South Korean Foreign Ministry said in a statement, the destroyer in Seoul, time at 1:20 on the 6th (Beijing time at 0:20 on the 6th) to catch up with the “three lakes dream” and synchronized to maintain a certain distance with navigation. Tanker at the moment is towards the direction of the coast of Somalia. Declined to declare the specific location of the two vessels.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Li Zhengze (phonetic) said: “It appears that the negotiations may have begun, but we can not confirm anything, because the hostages and tanker are in danger.”
6, Yonhap reported, “Admiral Yi” number and “three lakes dream” distance less than 50 km. “Admiral Yi” was ship-based firing range of 32 km.
Foreign Ministry earlier said, “Admiral Yi” was not going to intercept the tanker by the pirates, armed boarding has no plans to save the “three lakes dream”.
Associated Press reports quoted the words of maritime experts, taking into account the safety of the hostages and tanker carrying flammable, “Admiral Yi” was unlikely to take the initiative to attack the pirates. “Three lakes dream” on the five South Koreans and 19 Filipinos.
“three lakes dream” was carrying crude oil. As a rule, the crew can not carry firearms on board, and the ship smoking.
London, UK “Delaiede maritime intelligence,” said analyst Brooks Gray Muji this: ‘(destroyer) attacks can be extremely dangerous, because, (once an attack) you have as soon as possible uniform pirates, the situation under control, if not the first time control piracy, then there will be danger of the hostages have been threatened to kill. “
equidistant control tactics had also used the anti-piracy operations, patrolling warships in the Gulf of Aden monitored using the same method was followed in November 2008, Saudi Arabia looting ship “Sirius” and the looting in November 2009 of a Greek tanker, until the release of the hostages.
5 Three Lakes Shipping Group said in a statement that operators have with the “three lakes dream” lost contact. Pirates do not at this stage on the release of any claim of oil tankers and the hostages.
pirates hijacked the “three lakes dream” there are two “abnormal” are: First, to pitch against ships off the Somali coast farther, pirates “courage” known; Second, the target wheel, pirates “appetite” was great.
London, UK “Delaiede Marine intelligence” analyst Brooks analysis, this incident does not mean that the pirates began to “locked in” super tanker, because “piracy is a crime had opportunistic.”
“It is not uncommon,” Brooks said, “At this season, the busiest pirates, just because the weather is good.”
U.S. Department of Transportation under the Maritime Bureau warned late last month, With the end of the Indian Ocean monsoon season, the waters near Somalia piracy was to gain momentum. Gulf of Aden is one of the world’s busiest waterway, but the pirates frequent the waters near the Gulf of Aden and the International Maritime Bureau has now been designated as the world’s most dangerous waters.
Three Lakes Shipping Group management Zhaoyong You (phonetic) said, “three lakes dream” this line is not equipped with any security personnel and equipment due to scheduled routes far from the coast of Somalia, pirates rarely ever come and go in this route.
U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet said in a statement on the 5th, the Somali pirates so far away from the coast where crime that they are “hungry”, but also the performance of the international anti-piracy actions are being effective.
this stage, the hands of Somali pirates in control of 26 commercial and private vessels hijacked nearly 400 hostages. (Cuckoo)