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VLCC "ISUZUGAWA" Attacked by Pirates at Arabian Sea

April 28, 2010

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. announces that the owned vessel of its subsidiary company VLCC "ISUZUGAWA" Panama flag, Indian/Philippine crew) was attacked and fired by pirates high-speed boats at Arabian Sea Position Lat :17 degrees 57 minutes North / Long : 065 degrees 55 minutes East) around at 11:15 JST on Sunday, April 25 (local time: 07:15 on April 25). The ship sustained with minor damage to the hull, but quickly accelerated and took evasive maneuvers. After about 60 minutes, the pirates ended the pursuit.

No injury was reported in the attack, and no oil leaked from the hull.

"ISUZUGAWA" continues her intended voyage to Japan for discharging cargo operation by her own power.

Details of M/V ISUZUGAWA are as follows:

Gross tonnage
: 159,929 tons
: 333.0 m
: Panama
Build in
: 2004 (Shipyard: Universal Shipbuilding Corporation TSU Shipyard)
Seafarers nationality
: 12 Indian / 15 Philippine crew
Management Company