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MV Blue Star

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MV Blue Star

Name: MV Blue Star
Owner: Abderrahman al-Awwa (Egypt)
Port of registry: St. Kitts and Nevis
General characteristics
Crew: 28 Egyptians

MV Blue Star is a bulk carrier. It was hijacked by Somali pirates in January 2009, while carrying a cargo of 6,000 tons of fertilizer.[1] The ship was released with all of its crew on March 5 after a one million dollar ransom was rumored to have been paid.[2]


  1. ^ "Pirates hijack cargo ship near Somalia".  
  2. ^ "Somali pirates release Egyptian Blue Star".  
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