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MV Guanabara


MV Guanabara

Name: MV Guanabara
Port of registry: Bahamas
Builder: Tsuneishi Corp. - Tadotsu
Launched: 2007
Identification: IMO number: 9384992
General characteristics
Class & type: crude oil tanker
Tonnage: 57,462-ton
Displacement: DWT: 106,045
Length: 230 m
Beam: 42 m
Draught: 10.3 m
Speed: 5.6 knots
Crew: 24

MV Guanabara is an oil tanker attacked by 4 pirates on 5 March 2011.

The tanker was attacked by 4 armed Somali pirates, 3 PM 5 March, 2011. The crew of 24 hid in a safe room, and summoned help from the USS Bulkeley and the Turkish TCG Giresun. The pirates were captured without a fight. Three of the pirates were indicted in Japan, the fourth was turned over to juvenile authorities, as it was determined that he was a minor.[1]


  1. ^ "3 pirates indicted over attack on Japan-run tanker in Indian Ocean". Japan Today. 1 April 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
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