Enrica Lexie

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Enrica Lexie at Kochi

Enrica Lexie IMO 9489297, Callsign ICKC, MMSI 247232700 [1][2] is an Italian Aframax oil-tanker. It is owned by Naples-based Dolphin Tankers whose parent company is Fratelli d'Amato.

In 2014, the Enrica Lexie was renamed as Olympic Sky, re-flagged under Greek flag and vessel management transferred to Olympic Shipping & Management S.A..[3] The Olympic Sky obtained new merchant tanker identification : MMSI 241346000, CallSign SVCB5 and IMO 9489297. AIS plots show the tanker operating in the Indian Ocean region.[4][5]

In 2015, the tanker was re-flagged yet again in Marshall Islands and received a new identity: MMSI 538006517, CallSign V7NZ2, IMO 9489297.[6][7]

2012 shooting incident[edit]

Main article: Enrica Lexie case

In 15 Feb 2012, the Enrica Lexia was involved in the shooting of two fisherman in the Laccadive Sea off the Indian coast.[8] The tanker was escorted to the port of Kochi on 17 Feb 2012 under escort by the Indian Coast Guard.[9] The ship was allowed to leave 80 days later, on 6 May 2012 after the owners posted a surety bond.[10]