MV Danica White

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Career
Name: MV Danica White
Owner: Partrederiet Invest Vi[1]
Operator: H. Folmer & Co., Copenhagen[2]
Port of registry: Denmark Nakskov[2]
Launched: 1985[2]
Identification: IMO number: 8401157
Call sign: OXMG2
Registration number: D 2995[2]
General characteristics
Type: Bulk carrier[2]
Tonnage: 997 tons[2]
Length: 61.55 metres (201.9 ft)[2]
Installed power: 588 kilowatts (789 hp)[2]
Crew: 6[2]

The Danish-owned cargo ship the MV Danica White was hijacked and maneuvered into Somali waters on 1 June 2007.[2] On 3 June 2007, the USS Carter Hall, a Harpers Ferry-class landing ship dock engaged the pirates, firing machine-gun bursts at the skiffs in tow behind the Danish ship, but failed to stop them.[3] Following 83 days in captivity, the crew of five and the ship were released after the owner, H. Folmer & Co, paid a ransom of 723,000 United States dollars, which was negotiated down from $1.5 million.[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fakta om Danica White" (in Danish). Folmer.dk. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "DANICA WHITE Pirate attack and hijacking on 1 June 2007" (PDF). Danish Maritime Authority. 16 November 2007. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Starr, Barbara (2007-06-06). "U.S. warship can't stop pirates off Somalia". CNN. Retrieved 2008-04-22. 
  4. ^ "Danica White hijacker among arrested pirates". Shippingwatch.com. Retrieved 14 July 2014.