STOLT VALOR

  • Ship hijacked near Gulf of Aden, 25 Indians onboard November 28, 2008

    Mumbai: A Liberian ship, with a crew of 31 including 25 Indians, was hijacked off the Gulf of Aden Friday morning, officials said here. The officials of the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) said the ship's managers, M/s Ishima Private Ltd, Singapore, informed them Friday of the incident. The ship, M T...
  • We went through a lot of mental torture: Captain November 26, 2008

    New Delhi: After spending two months in the captivity of Somali pirates, captain of hijacked Japanese merchant vessel Stolt Valor M V finally returned home on Tuesday. Speaking to CNNIBN, Captain Prabhat Goyal says he owes his freedom to his wife's relentless efforts and insists that a lot still needs to...
  • Ordeal ends: Stolt Valor captain, crew return home November 25, 2008

    New Delhi: The families of the Indian crew members of the hijacked ship Stolt Valor were overjoyed as their loved ones returned home after spending two months under the captivity of Somalian pirates at the Gulf of Aden. The captain of Stolt Valor, Prabhat Kumar Goyal is finally back home...
  • I'll go there again, I'm not scared: Stolt Valor captain November 25, 2008

    New Delhi: Stressing that the Gulf of Aden, which controls the access to the Suez Canal, is vital for the global economy, the Indian captain of the cargo vessel MV Stolt Valor who was held captive by Somali pirates for two months, on Tuesday stressed that the need for global...
  • Watch: Stolt Valor Capt, crew return | Read Story November 25, 2008

    New Delhi: The Captain of Stolt Valor, Prabhat Kumar Goyal is back home after a twomonth long ordeal. He arrived in New Delhi earlier on Tuesday morning, alongwith 10 other crew members. CNNIBN takes you through the cheers and tears. ...
  • Stolt Valor captain, remaining crew return home November 25, 2008

    New Delhi: The captain of MV Stolt Valor along with 13 other crew members returned home early on Tuesday morning after spending two months in the custody of Somali pirates. Captain Prabhat Kumar Goyal arrived in New Delhi accompanied by 10 crew members while two members went to Mumbai. Speaking to...
  • Pranab Mukherjee should have met me sooner: Seema Goel November 25, 2008

    Wife of the Captain Prabhat Goel, Seema Goyal who was the face of the hijack drama is all set to greet her husband is all set to greet her husband back home. CNNIBN: How do you feel about the entire ordeal? Seema Goel: These 64 days have been like a...
  • Sweet homecoming for crew members of Stolt Valor November 24, 2008

    Mumbai: After two months in captivity, five of the 18 Indian crew members of the hijacked Japanese chemical tanker Stolt Valor reached Mumbai on Monday. The ship and its crew were released by Somali pirates after a ransom of $ 2.5 million was reportedly paid. "We just hoped and prayed for...
  • In pics: Stolt Valor returns; emotions galore | Read Story November 24, 2008

    The Stolt Valor chemical tanker is seen anchored at the Sultan Qaboos port in Muscat November 23, 2008. The Japanese chemical tanker M.T. Stolt Valor was released by Somali pirates after a twomonth captivity in the Gulf of Aden and arrived in Muscat on Saturday. ...
  • Five crew members of Stolt Valor return home November 24, 2008

    Mumbai: Five crew members of MV Stolt Valor, the cargo ship which was hijacked by Somali pirates over two months ago, returned home on Monday morning. Santosh Patil, Naved Burandkar, Alistair Fernandes, Ishidore Fernandes and Omprakash Shukla returned to Mumbai from Muscat. The ship was released on November 16 by the...
  • Stolt Valor captain and crew make way back home November 22, 2008

    Mumbai: Prabhat Kumar Goyal, captain of the Stolt Valor, and his crew are finally making their journey back home. The ship has docked in Muscat in Oman, where the 18 member crew is being administered medical and psychological treatment before they will fly to Mumbai. The Stolt Valor was hijacked...
  • High life after high seas: Pirates live it up on loot November 21, 2008

    Mogadishu: They drive flashy cars, throw extravagant parties in their massive houses, use the latest mobile phones and marry only the most beautiful young women. This may seem like a description of any number of blingbling rap artists, but it also applies to Somali pirates, who are swiftly becoming the...
  • Somali pirates capture ship with 7 Indians aboard November 20, 2008

    New Delhi: Pirates seized a Thai ship with 16 crewmembers and an Iranian cargo vessel with a crew of 25 off the coast of Somalia hours after an Indian navy ship sunk a separate pirate vessel on Wednesday. The Iranian carrier, The Delight, was flying a Hong Kong flag but was...
  • Navy's action commendable but more needs to be done November 20, 2008

    In a fierce gun battle in the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Navy has destroyed a mother ship belonging to Somali pirates. In a first major attack against sea piracy off Somalia coast on Monday night, the Indian Navy warship INS Tabar sank the mother ship from which pirates were...
  • Arrested Somalian pirates to be taken to Kenyan court November 19, 2008

    New Delhi: Eight Somali pirates who were arrested by the UK navy will be brought to book at a Kenyan court on Wednesday. Forces on board British ship HMS Cumberland captured these pirates a week ago in a counterpiracy operation off the Somalian coast. The British Navy also seized...
  • Stolt Valor captain sends thank you message November 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Prabhat Kumar Goyal, the Indian captain of Stolt Valor, the Japanese ship that was freed from Somali pirates, has sent the first message from the ship, now sailing towards Mumbai: "I, Captain Prabhat Kumar Goyal, wish to extend my sincere thanks and gratitude and also on behalf of my...
  • Japanese firm buys Stolt Valor crew's life for $2.5 mn November 17, 2008

    New Delhi: After two months in captivity, 18 Indian sailors of the hijacked ship Stolt Valor have been released. They are on their way back to India and are expected to reach Mumbai in two days. The Indian crew is believed to be in good health with no major medical...
  • Somali pirates release M V Stolt Valor; crew safe November 16, 2008

    New Delhi: After two months of captivity, hijacked Japanese tanker M V Stolt Valor was released by Somalian pirates early on Sunday, MD, Fleet Management, Kishore Rajvanshi said. Stolt Valor's 22member crew 18 Indians, two Filipinos, one Bangladeshi and one Russian is reported to be safe but the...
  • India takes on pirates, foils two bids in Somali waters November 12, 2008

    New Delhi: Faced with the increasing menace of piracy in international waters, the Government has empowered the Indian Navy to use force against pirates attacking merchant ships. On Tuesday morning, the Navy used the free hand to foil two separate piracy bids by Somali pirates to hijack an Indian and...
  • Indian Navy foils Somali pirates' hijack bid November 11, 2008

    New Delhi: Pirates off Somalias coast beat a hasty retreat when Indian navy commandos challenged them in the Gulf of Aden. The pirates had attempted to take over Indian merchant vessel MV Jag Arnav, which was on its way back home and sent out a distress signal. The Indian navy warship INS...
  • Indian Embassy in Tokyo to speak to Stolt Valor's owners October 25, 2008

    New Delhi: Central Government has postponed the visit of a team to Japan to meet the owners of the hijacked chemical tanker MV Stolt Valor. The delegation from the National Shipping Board was scheduled to leave on Friday night. Now it has been decided that the Indian Embassy officials in Tokyo...
  • Team heads to Japan for talks on hijacked Stolt Valor October 24, 2008

    New Delhi: The Indian government has finally moved to try and end the hijacking of the Stolt Valor in Somali waters where 18 Indian sailors are on board. Government is sending a highlevel delegation from the National Shipping Board to Japan to talk to the owners of the ship. However,...
  • Stolt Valor may be released in a month, say owners October 23, 2008

    New Delhi: It could be a month before the tanker Stolt Valor and its crew are released by Somali pirates, say the owners of the vessel. In a statement, the Japanese owners said they were still negotiating with the pirates, but would not comment on reports that they were trying...
  • India cannot enter Somali waters: Somalian envoy October 22, 2008

    New Delhi: The Indian sailors held captive by Somali pirates are safe. Talking to CNNIBN, Somalian ambassador made it clear that India cannot enter Somali waters. The Ministry of External Affairs is optimistic about the 18 Indian crew of the Stolt Valor hijacked and held captive by Somali pirates. Meanwhile,...
  • Somalian pirates seize Indian vessel, 13 onboard October 21, 2008

    Kuala Lumpur: Armed pirates in speedboats have hijacked an Indian dhow with 13 crew members off the northern coast of Somalia, a maritime official said. The cargoladen vessel was en route to Somalia from Asia when it was seized over the weekend, said Noel Choong, head of the International Maritime...
  • Hope floats as authorities sail out to hijacked ships October 20, 2008

    New Delhi: There is some hope for 18 Indian sailors aboard the cargo vessel Stolt Valor held by pirates off the Somali coast. For the first time, local authorities in northern Somalia freed a Panama flagged ship and its crew of 11 people. The action was carried out by the authorities...
  • Somalian hijackers release 3 Indian crew members October 17, 2008

    Mumbai: While families of those on board the Stolt Valor wait for some news. It was joy for families of the three Indian sailors freed from M V Iran Deyanat, another ship that was hijacked by Somalian pirates on August 21 in the Gulf of Aden. Crew members Akbar Ali...
  • India sends fighter ship to stave off pirates | SOS! October 17, 2008

    New Delhi: It is a breakthrough of sorts. The desperate plea of a kidnapped sailor's wife might have moved the Indian government at last. The Indian navy has committed a warship to patrol the Gulf of Aden, so as to keep Indian sailors safe from Somalian pirates. Seema Goyal, the wife...
  • Save Our Sailors! Navy sends warship to Somalia October 16, 2008

    New Delhi: The Indian Navy is deploying warships in the Gulf of Aden to ensure safety of Indian sailors who could be deployed there in future. Government sources tell CNNIBN an Indian Naval Warship is being deployed immediately. The move is being seen as a response to the big problems of...
  • Indian sailors freed by pirates return home October 16, 2008

    New Delhi: On August 21, Somalian pirates hijacked the merchant vessel Iran Deyanat carrying 40,000 tonnes of iron ore enroute from China to Netherlands on the Red sea. Three Indian sailors freed by Somali pirates, landed at Mumbai airport on Thursday morning. Here's what some of they have had to...