MV Blue Star

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Name: MV Blue Star
Owner: Abderrahman al-Awwa (Egypt)
Port of registry: St. Kitts and Nevis
General characteristics
Crew: 28 Egyptians

MV Blue Star is a bulk carrier. It was hijacked by Somali pirates in January 2009, while carrying a cargo of 6,000 tons of fertilizer.[1] The ship was released with all of its crew on March 5 after a one million dollar ransom was rumored to have been paid.[2]


  1. ^ "Pirates hijack cargo ship near Somalia". Washington Times. 2 January 2009.
  2. ^ "Somali pirates release Egyptian Blue Star". 2009-03-05. Retrieved 2009-03-05.