ship_zirkuTanker "Zirku" was pirated

At approximately 0900 local time on March 28, the crude oil tanker ‘Zirku’ was pirated approximately 250 nautical miles south east of Salalah in the eastern part of the Gulf of Aden

The UAE-flagged and Kuwait-owned vessel was on its way to Singapore from Bashayer (Sudan) when it was attacked by two pirate skiffs firing RPGs and small arms.

The ‘Zirku’has a crew of 29 (one Croatian, one Iraqi, one Filipino, one Indian, three Jordanians, three Egyptians, two Ukrainians and 17 Pakistanis). There is no further information about the crew at present.