MV Asian Glory

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Name: Asian Glory
Operator: Zodiac Maritime Agencies Ltd.
Port of registry: United Kingdom
Completed: 1994
Identification:IMO number9070474

Hijacked 2 January 2010

Released 11 June 2010
General characteristics
Class and type: automobile transporter

MV Asian Glory is a UK flagged automobile transport ship.


On 2 January 2010 the Asian Glory was hijacked by pirates 1,000 km off the Horn of Africa.[1][2]

The pirates used a Pakistani vessel, FV Shahzaib, to hijack Asian Glory; however, they later freed the Pakistani vessel and its 29 crew on board.[3]

Although it is registered in the United Kingdom, no British citizens were on board the South Korean operated ship.[4]

Vessel released June 11, 2010.[5]


  1. ^ "Pirates seize second UK-flagged vessel in days". BBC News. BBC. 2 January 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  2. ^ Straziuso, Jason (2 January 2010). "2 Ships Reported Hijacked Off Somali Coast". New York Times. Associated Press. Retrieved 3 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Somali pirates free Pakistan ship". GEO News. January 5, 2010. Archived from the original on 8 January 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2010.
  4. ^ "Somali Pirates Hijack U.K.-Flagged Ship; Fourth Vessel in Week". Businessweek. January 1, 2010. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  5. ^ "Asian Glory arrives safely in Oman". The Sofia Echo. June 14, 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010.