MV Irene

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Name: MV Irene
Owner:  Greece
Port of registry: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Route: Jordan to India
Class overview
General characteristics
Type: bulk carrier
Crew: 22 Filipinos

The MV Irene is a ship captured by Somali pirates April 2009.[1] The freighter is Greek-owned, and had at least 20 crew at the time of the hijacking.[2] It was released September 14, 2009, after a two million dollar ransom was paid to pirates based in Eyl. [3]


  1. ^ "New wave of Somali pirate attacks". BBC. 14 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-14. 
  2. ^ Crilly, Rob (15 April 2009). "Somali pirates defy warning from President Obama to seize more ships". Times Online. Retrieved 15 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "Somali pirates release Greek ship". BBC News. 14 September 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2009.