On 31 October 2011, the chemical tanker m.v. Liquid Velvet (Greek operated; Marshall Islands flagged; 11, 559 DWT; 22 crew) was hijacked in the Internationally Recognised Transit Corridor in the Gulf of Aden. The crew included one unarmed guard.
The ship was en route from Suez to India when it was attacked by a single skiff with armed pirates. There are indications that the crew or parts thereof took refuge in the ship’s citadel, but was later forced to surrender to the pirates. According to other sources, all of the crew and the security guard are unharmed.
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