MV Danica White

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Name: MV Danica White
Owner: Partrederiet Invest Vi[1]
Operator: H. Folmer & Co., Copenhagen[2]
Port of registry: Denmark Nakskov[2]
Launched: 1985[2]
General characteristics
Type: Bulk carrier[2]
Tonnage: 997 tons[2]
Length: 61.55 m (201 ft 11 in)[2]
Installed power: 588 kW (789 hp)[2]
Crew: 6[2]

The Danish-owned cargo ship MV Danica White was hijacked and maneuvered into Somali waters on 1 June 2007.[2] On 3 June 2007, USS Carter Hall, a Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship 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]


  1. ^ "Fakta om Danica White" (in Danish). 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  3. ^ Starr, Barbara (6 June 2007). "U.S. warship can't stop pirates off Somalia". CNN. Retrieved 22 April 2008.
  4. ^ "Danica White hijacker among arrested pirates". Retrieved 14 July 2014.