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Pirates Release Tanker

10:16 AM MDT | April 24, 2009

Somali pirates released the chemical tanker Stolt Strength and its 23-member crew on April 21. The vessel is on time charter to Stolt Tankers, a Stolt-Nielsen subsidiary. Pirates seized the Stolt Strength in the Gulf of Aden on November 10, 2008 as it was sailing from Dakar, Senegal to Kandla, India with a cargo of phosphoric acid. Stolt says it “recognizes that the safe release of the ship and crew has been a difficult and protracted process for the ship’s owners and managers. We are relieved that a conclusion to this traumatic situation has been...

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