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List of ships attacked by Somali pirates in 2010

General area off the coast of Somalia where the pirates operate

Somali pirates have threatened international shipping with piracy since the beginning of Somalia's civil war in the early 1990s. This list documents those ships attacked in 2010.


Image Flag (owner) Name (class) Crew (cargo) Status Date of attack Coordinates
Date of release Ransom demanded
( Indonesia)
MV Pramoni
(Chemical tanker)
24 (5 Chinese, 17 Indonesian, 1 Nigerian, 1 Vietnamese)
(Not known)
Released 2010-01-01 unknown
2010-02-26[1] Not known
Pramoni was attacked by Somali pirates and captured while on its way to Kandla, India.[2][2]
 South Korea
( United Kingdom)
MV Asian Glory
(Cargo ship)
Released 2010-01-02 unknown
2010-06-11 Not known
Asian Glory was attacked by Somali pirates and captured some 620 miles (1,000 km) off the coast of Somalia.[3] Vessel released 11 June 2010.[4]
 Cambodia MV Layla S
(Cargo ship)

Legal Dispute 2010-01-27 unknown
Legal Dispute None
Layla S vessel was held due to a legal dispute off the Somaliland port of Berbera.


Image Flag (owner) Name (class) Crew (cargo) Status Date of attack Coordinates
Date of release Ransom demanded
 North Korea
( Libya)
(Cargo ship)
Re-captured by crew 2010-02-02 unknown
2010-06-02 None
Rim was attacked by Somali pirates and captured on 2 February 2010. Crew re-captured ship 2 June 2010.[5][6]
 Antigua and Barbuda
( Slovenia)
(Cargo ship)
Released 2010-02-05 unknown
2010-02-05 None
Ariella was attacked by Somali pirates and captured on 5 February 2010. After sending a distress call she was recaptured by NATO Danish Special Forces. The crew were found unharmed and the pirates had apparently escaped.[7][8]
 Tanzania MV Barakaale 1
(Cargo ship)
Capture failed 2010-02-23 unknown
2010-02-23 None
Barakaale 1 was attacked by pirates in a skiff. A distress call was made and a helicopter from USS Farragut was despatched. The pirates were arrested by a boarding team dispatched from USS Farragut.[9][10]


Image Flag (owner) Name (class) Crew (cargo) Status Date of attack Coordinates
Date of release Ransom demanded
 Saudi Arabia MV Al Nisr al Saudi
(Oil tanker)
13 Sri Lankans, 1 Greek
(Crude oil)
Released 2010-03-03 unknown
2010-12-07 Paid (amount unknown)
On March 3, 2010, the MV Al Nisr al Saudi, a Saudi-owned tanker was hijacked on its way from Japan to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The tanker has a dry weight of 5,136 tonnes. The ship and its crew were released on December 7, 2010, after an undisclosed amount of ransom was paid to the hijackers.[11][12]
 Marshall Islands
( Norway)
MV UBT Ocean
(Oil tanker)
(Crude oil)
Released 2010-03-5 unknown
2010-7-20 Unknown
UBT Ocean was seized by pirates while carrying oil between the United Arab Emirates and Tanzania, and was sailed towards a Somali port.[13] The ship is technically and commercially operated from Singapore. Its crew are all from Burma. It was released on 20 July 2010.[14]
 Netherlands HNLMS Tromp (F803)
(De Zeven Provinciën class frigate)
13 pirate captured and released to mother skiff after cleared of weapon 2010-03-17 unknown
When TROMP was spotted by the pirates, they began to approach the ship in two skiffs at high speed. As they closed to a distance of 3 nautical miles two bursts of heavy machine gun warning shots were fired by HNLMS TROMP. The two attack skiffs stopped their approach, attempted to flee and threw several undefined objects into the water. Afterwards, TROMP boarding team found 13 suspected pirates, All 13 members were arrested and were returned to the mother skiff with sufficient fuel, water and food so they can reach the Seychelles, according to EU directives. The Sechellen Coastguard was informed of the upcoming skiff. The 2 attack skiffs were destroyed by HNLMS Tromp and piracy attributes are seized. more info at
 Panama MV Almezaan
(cargo vessel)
Capture failed, one pirate killed 2010-03-23 unknown
Almezaan was attacked on 23 March 2010 by Somali pirates in a skiff. An "armed private vessel protection department" team was on board and engaged the pirates in a gunfight. One pirate was killed. A second attack on Almezaan was also repelled. The Spanish frigate Navarra responded to a distress signal, despatching a helicopter which stopped both skiffs after firing warning shots. Six pirates were arrested, and the body of a seventh was recovered. In reaction to the incident, the International Maritime Bureau expressed concern that the incident would lead to an increase in violence from Somali pirates when capturing ships.[15][16]
( United Arab Emirates)
MV Iceberg 1
(roll-on roll-off)
9 Yemenis, 6 Indians, 4 Ghanaians, 2 Sudanese, 2 Pakistani, 1 Filipino
(mechanical instruments)
captured 2010-03-29 unknown
$8 million[17]
On March 29, 2010, the Iceberg 1, a 3,960 dry weight tonnes vessel was hijacked 10 nautical miles from the port of Aden, Gulf of Aden while heading to Jebel Ali Port, UAE. It is being held at Kulub at the North-Eastern Indian Ocean, off the coast of Somalia.[17][18]
 Taiwan FV Jih-Chun Tsai 68
(fishing vessel)
10 Indonesians, 2 Chinese, 1 Taiwanese
sunk 2010-03-30 unknown
sunk 2011-May-20 Yes
On March 30, 2010, the ''FV Jih-Chun Tsai 68, a Taiwanese-owned and flagged fishing vessel was attacked together with sister ship, Jui Man Fa, which managed to escape. The vessels were conducting fishing operations near Somali waters and the Seychelles.[18] The 10 Indonesians were released in March 2011.[19] On May 20, 2011, the USS Stephen W. Groves exchanged fire with the FV Jih-Chun Tsai 68 and the Taiwanese captain and three pirates were killed.[20] The two Chinese crewmen were rescued but the ship was sunk.[20]


Image Flag (owner) Name (class) Crew (cargo) Status Date of attack Coordinates
Date of release Ransom demanded
USS Nicholas (FFG-47).  United States USS Nicholas (FFG-47)
(Oliver Hazard Perry class frigate)
Attack failed, five pirates captured, tried, convicted, sentenced to life in prison 2010-04-01 unknown
USS Nicholas (FFG-47) was attacked by pirates in international waters west of the Seychelles. The United States Navy frigate returned fire sinking a pirate skiff and eventually confiscating a suspected pirate mother ship. Five pirates were captured.[21][22]
 South Korea
( Singapore)
Samho Dream
(Crude oil)
Released 2010-04-04 unknown
2010-11-06 $9.5 million
Samho Dream was captured on April 4 by Somali pirates.[23] Reported released in November 2010 after payment of $9 million ransom.[24]
 Germany MV Taipan
(Container Ship)
Capture failed, ten pirates captured 2010-04-05 unknown
2010-04-05 none
The MV Taipan was boarded by pirates approximately 500 nm east off the Somali coast. The crew were able to retreat to a safe room onboard and to disable the engine. Their call for help was responded to by Dutch Frigate HNLMS Tromp whose crew entered the vessel and fought down the pirates when initial negotiations failed. Ten pirates were taken into custody while the Taipan's crew was released unharmed.[25]
USS Ashland (LSD-48) and burned pirate skiff, 10 April 2010.  United States USS Ashland (LSD-48)
(Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship)
Attack failed, six pirates captured 2010-04-10 unknown
Pirates fired shots at the USS Ashland (LSD-48) 330 nm off the coast of Djibouti. The United States Navy ship returned fire, setting the pirates' skiff ablaze. Six pirates abandoned the skiff and were rescued by personnel from the Ashland.[26][27]
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
( Seychelles)
MV Rak Afrikana
(Cargo ship)
11 Indians, 6 Pakistanis, 8 Tanzanians
Released 2010-04-11 unknown
2011-03-09 Unknown as of 24 February 2015
The MV Rak Afrikana cargo ship was seized approximately 280 nm west of the Seychelles.[28][29][30][31]
 Thailand MV Prantalay 11, 12, and 14
(Fishing vessels)
Captured 2010-04-18 unknown
Unknown as of 24 February 2015
The fishing boats MV Prantalay 11, 12, and 14 were captured approximately 1,900 km (1,200 mi) east of Somalia, near the Indian coast, the farthest yet Somali pirates have struck.[32][33]


Image Flag (owner) Name (class) Crew (cargo) Status Date of attack Coordinates
Date of release Ransom demanded
( Russia)
MV Moscow University
19 Filipinos, 2 Greeks, 1, Romanian, 1 Ukrainians
(Crude oil)
Rescued by a Russian warship; hijackers arrested 2010-05-05 unknown
2010-05-06 None
Main article: Action of 6 May 2010
The Liberian flagged Moscow University was attacked by Somali pirates in two speedboats when some 500 nautical miles (930 km) off the coast of Somalia. The Udaloy-class destroyer Marshal Shaposhnikov was reported to be en route to the aid of the crew of Moscow University. The crew was reported to have locked themselves in the ship's radar room.[34][35] On 6 May, Russian Naval Infantry from the Marshal Shaposhnikov landed on the hijacked vessel and rescued it, killing one pirate and detaining ten. The entire crew escaped unharmed.[36][37]
SS Oceanic  Malta
( Japan)
SS Oceanic
(Cruise ship)
Avoided capture; hijackers arrested May 2010, exact date unknown unknown
Attack repelled None
According to reports in Japanese and Croatian newspapers, the Japanese-owned but Maltese-flagged educational cruise ship Oceanic came under attack off the coast of Yemen sometime during the week between 3 and 9 May 2010. The ship was attacked with grenades, but managed to avoid capture by adopting zig-zag manoeuvres and blasting the pirates with high-pressure water hoses. Reportedly the pirates were subsequently apprehended by NATO forces.[38]
 Taiwan FV Tai Yuan 227
(fishing boat)
9 Chinese, 7 Kenyans, 3 Vietnamese, 3 Filipinos, 2 Mozambicans
released 2010-05-06 unknown
The FV Tai Yuan 227, a Taiwan-flagged fishing vessel was hijacked on May 6, 2010. The fishing vessel is approximately 50 meters long. The Taipei Rescue Command Center confirmed that the vessel had been seized in an incident report.[18][39]
 United States
( Germany)
MT Marida Marguerite
(chemical tanker)
19 Indians, 2 Bangladeshi, 1 Ukrainian
released 2010-05-08 unknown
2010-12-28 $5,500,000
On May 8, 2010, the MT Marida Marguerite, a 13,273 dwt chemical tanker, was hijacked by Somali pirates 120 nautical miles south of the Omani port of Salalah.[18] The ship was reported to have been released on 28 December after a ransom of $5,500,000 (£3,600,000) had been paid.[40]
( Greece)
MV Eleni P
(bulk carrier)
released 2010-5-12 unknown
The MV Eleni P, a Liberian-flagged bulk carrier ship, was hijacked on May 12, 2010, about 250 nautical miles off the coast of Oman. On December 11, 2011, after seven months, the ship and its crew were released.[41]


Image Flag (owner) Name (class) Crew (cargo) Status Date of attack Coordinates
Date of release Ransom demanded
 Panama MV QSM Dubai
(Cargo ship)
Released by security forces 2010-06-02 unknown
2010-06-03 unknown
The Panamanian flagged MV QSM Dubai was captured by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden.[6] Somali government security forces retook the ship and arrested 7 pirates. The captain was killed by the pirates, and the remaining crew freed.[42]
( China)
MV Golden Blessing
(Chemical tanker)
(Ethylene glycol)
Released 2010-06-28 unknown
2010-11-06 $2.8 million
The Singaporean-flagged Chinese-chartered chemical tanker MV Golden Blessing was hijacked in the Gulf of Aden and its Chinese crew of 19 was taken hostage. The ship was carrying a cargo of Ethylene glycol, a chemical used for antifreeze.[43] Reported released in November 2010 on payment of $2.8 million.[24]


Image Flag (owner) Name (class) Crew (cargo) Status Date of attack Coordinates
Date of release Ransom demanded
 Marshall Islands
( Greece)
MT Motivator
(Chemical tanker)
(Lubricating oil)
Released 2010-07-04 unknown
2011-01-16 Unknown
The Marshall Islands-flagged chemical tanker MT Motivator reported coming under small arms fire in the northern Bab-el-Mandeb area of the Red Sea before losing contact on July 4. The following day, it was confirmed that the ship had been boarded and hijacked. The ship had a crew of 18 Filipinos and was carrying a cargo of lubricating oil.[44]


Image Flag (owner) Name (class) Crew (cargo) Status Date of attack Coordinates
Date of release Ransom demanded
( Egypt)
MV Suez
(merchant vessel)
11 Egyptians, 6 Indians, 4 Pakistanis, 2 Sri Lankans
(cement bags)
Released 2010-08-02 unknown
2011-06-13 2.1 million dollars
Operation Umeed-e-Nuh On August 2, 2010, the MV Suez, a merchant vessel was attacked and hijacked by small arms fire from Somali pirates. After the attack, navies in the area attempted to make contact with the MV Suez, but were unable to do so. The MV Suez has a deadweight of 17,300 tonnes.[18] A ransom of $2.1 million was paid by Pakistani rights activist Ansar Barni for the release of the vessel and its crew; and escort to Pakistan by two Pakistani warships - PNS Babur and PNS Zulfiqar.
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
( Syria)
MV Syrian Star
Released 2010-08-06 unknown
2010-08-07 6.45 crore rupees
The Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-flagged freighter MV Syrian Star was hijacked in the Gulf of Aden and its Syrian and Egyptian crew of 24 (22 Syrian, 2 Egyptian) was taken hostage.[45] The pirates abandoned the ship a day later, leaving on a lifeboat, leaving behind their own skiff. Two crew members were injured in the hijacking.[46]


Image Flag (owner) Name (class) Crew (cargo) Status Date of attack Coordinates
Date of release Ransom demanded
USS Dubuque (LPD 8) and MV Magellan Star, 9 September 2010  Antigua and Barbuda
( Germany)
MV Magellan Star
(Container ship)
Surrendered, nine pirates captured 2010-09-08 unknown
2010-09-09 None
Nine Somali pirates seized the German-owned MV Magellan Star on 8 September 2010. The crew locked themselves in a safe room. On 9 September the vessel was boarded by U.S. forces who took control after the pirates surrendered without incident.[47][48]
( Greece)
MT Olib G
(chemical tanker)
15 Georgians, 3 Turkish
Released after ransom paid. 2010-09-08 unknown
2012-01-08 $15 million ($3 million eventually paid)
On September 8, 2010, the MT Olib G was hijacked in the eastern part of the protected Gulf of Aden corridor. The tanker weights 6,375 tonnes. The pirates demanded a ransom of no less than $15 million, but eventually settled for $3 million. The tanker was held 38 nautical miles off of Eyl, at the northeastern part of the Indian Ocean coast of Somalia.[18]
( United Arab Emirates)
MT Asphalt Venture
(asphalt tanker)
15 Indians
released 2010-09-28 unknown
2011-04-15 $3.5 million
On September 28, 2010, the MT Asphalt Venture, an asphalt tanker was hijacked by Somali pirates while on its way from Mombasa to Durban. Currently, the vessel is being held at Kulub, the northeastern Indian Ocean coast of Somalia.[18][49][50]


Image Flag (owner) Name (class) Crew (cargo) Status Date of attack Coordinates
Date of release Ransom demanded
( South Korea)
FV Golden Wave
(Fishing ship)
2 Koreans, 2 Chinese, 39 Kenyans
Released 2010-10-09 unknown
2011-02-09[51] N/A
The 43 sailor crew aboard the 241-ton FV Golden Wave, formerly known as the Keummi 305, a crab-fishing vessel, was captured off the coast of Kenya's Lamu Island. The hijacked location was more than 400 km (250 mi) away from the pirates' base.[52][53][54][55][56] FNS Pohjanmaa, in its first mission as part of ENAVFOR, provides medical aid and basic necessities. South Korean government requested assistance be given.
( Japan)
MV Izumi
(Cargo ship)
20 Filipinos
Released 2010-10-10 unknown
February 26, 2011[57] None
The 14,000 tonne NYK-Hinode Line Ltd ship was captured 80 nautical miles off the coast of Mombasa, Kenya[58][59] and subsequently was reported as being anchored near Haradheere, a pirate stronghold.[60][61] Kenyan police detain 2 British and 1 Kenyan suspect from released MV Izumi. Live and spent ammunition found on board following police investigation.
( Germany)
MV York
(Liquefied gas)
Crew released 2010-10-23 unknown
March 10, 2011[62] N/A
MV York was traveling from Mombasa to Mahe in the Seychelles when captured 105 miles off the coast of Kenya.[63] It is now being used as a large pirate support ship, see MV York.
 Antigua and Barbuda
( Germany)
MV Beluga Fortune
(Cargo ship)
Released October 24, 2010 unknown
October 25, 2010 none
Beluga Fortune was captured 1,200 miles east of Mombasa while en route from United Arab Emirates to South Africa.The ship was freed a day after being taken captured. The crew, when attacked, had stopped the engine, blocked the fuel lines, switched off all systems on the bridge and hid in a strongroom which had communications and food supplies. Pirates had already left by the time British frigate HMS Montrose arrived 15 hours later.[64]
 South Africa SY Choizil
Released October 26, 2010 unknown
June 21, 2012 none
SY Choizil was captured by Somali pirates and taken to the port of Barawe, Somalia. The skipper was rescued by the French frigate Floréal but his two crew were captured and taken to Somalia.[65] They were released after 20 months of captivity.[66]
( Liberia)
MV Polar
(product tanker)
16 Filipinos, 3 Greeks, 3 Montenegrins, 1 Romanian, 1 Serbian
Released[67] 2010-10-30 unknown
2011-08-26 none
On October 30, 2010, MV Polar was hijacked 684 miles east of the Indian Ocean island of Socotra. The vessel weighs 72,825 tonnes. According to the Seafarers Network of Greece, on November 22, 2010, one Filipino seafarer was reported to have suffered and succumbed to a heart attack.[18]


Image Flag (owner) Name (class) Crew (cargo) Status Date of attack Coordinates
Date of release Ransom demanded
 Panama MV Hannibal II
(Chemical tanker)
23 Tunisians, 4 Filipinos, 1 Croatian, 1 Georgian, 1 Russian, 1 Moroccan
(Vegetable oil)
Released 12 November 2010 unknown
17 March 2011 none
Hannibal II was captured 860 nautical miles (1,590 km) east of the Horn of Africa.[68] The vessel was released on 17 March 2011; it wasn't known whether a ransom had been paid or not.[69][70]
( China)
MV Yuan Xiang
(Cargo ship)
29 Chinese
Released November 14, 2010 unknown
June 8, 2011 none
Yuan Xiang was captured in the Arabian Sea.[71][72]
 Malaysia MV Albedo
(Cargo ship)
7 Pakistanis, 7 Bangladeshis, 6 Sri Lankans, 2 Indians, 1 Iranian
Sunk[73] (part of the crew released) November 26, 2010 unknown
August 1, 2012 (7 Pakistani crew members released)[74] US$ 1.1 million for the release of 7 Pakistani crew members
During the early morning hours of November 26, 2010, the MV Albedo was captured by Somali pirates 900 nautical miles east of Mogadishu. The crew consisted of 23 people from Bangladesh, India, Iran, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.[75] One Indian crew member has since died of cholera and his dead body is still on board the ship.[76] A private initiative of several Pakistani families and groups was established in order to raise money for the release of the entire crew. By August 2012 US$ 1.1 million had been raised. That fell short of the US$ 2.85 million demanded by the pirates, but they agreed to release the Pakistani members of the crew for the raised amount. On August 1, 2012 the 7 Pakistani crew members were released after almost 2 years in captivity. The rest of the crew remains in the hands of the hijackers.[77]


Image Flag (owner) Name (class) Crew (cargo) Status Date of attack Coordinates
Date of release Ransom demanded
 Bangladesh MV Jahan Moni
(Cargo ship)
(Nickel ore)
Released [78] December 5, 2010 unknown
March 14, 2011[79] US$4 million[80]
Jahan Moni was captured 300 nautical miles (550 km) off the coast of Kochi, India [81]
( United States)
MV Panama
(Cargo ship)
Released December 10, 2010 unknown
September 13, 2011[82] $7 million
During the afternoon of December 10, 2010, the MV Panama was captured by two armed skiffs operated by five pirates, approximately 80 mi (130 km) east of the Tanzanian-Mozambique border. The pirates were armed with rocket-propelled grenade. The crew of 23 are all from Myanmar.[75]
( Liberia)
MV Renuar
(Cargo ship)
Released December 11, 2010 unknown
April 23, 2011
On December 10, 2010, the MV Renuar was captured by two armed skiffs supported by a mother ship, approximately 1000 mi east of Somalia. The pirates fired rocket-propelled grenades and small arms at the ship.[83]


( United Arab Emirates)
MV Orna
(Cargo ship)

Released (six crewmembers still held hostage) December 20, 2010 unknown
October 20, 2012
On December 20, 2010, the MV Orna was captured by Somali pirates 400 mi (640 km) northeast of the Seychelles, after firing rocket propelled grenades and small arms at the ship. At least four pirates boarded the MV Orna. The MV Orna has a dead weight of 27,915 tonnes.[85][86][87]
 Thailand MV Thor Nexus
(Cargo ship)
Released December 26, 2010 unknown
April 12, 2011
While on its way from Jebel Ali, UAE to Bangladesh, MV Thor Nexus was captured in the Arabian Sea on December 26, 2010.[88][89]
 Antigua and Barbuda
( Germany)
MV Ems River
(Cargo ship)

Released December 26, 2010 unknown
March 2, 2011[90]
Ems River was captured on December 26, 2010 at a position 175 nautical miles (324 km) north east of Salalah, Oman.[91]
( Spain)
FV Vega 5
(Fishing vessel)
Rescued by Indian Navy; 9 crewmembers missing Before December 28, 2010 (confirmed December 31, 2010) unknown
March 15, 2011
According to the EU Navfor, the FV Vega 5, a fishing vessel, was captured about 200 nautical miles southwest of the Comoros Islands. On December 31, 2010, the EU Navfor observed the vessel towing what appeared to be a pirate skiff, heading north. The EU naval spokesman stated that the Somali pirates have previously not entered waters as far south as Mozambique.[92][93][94]

External links

  • European Union Naval Force-Somalia, Key Facts and Figures


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