MV Navios Apollon

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Name: MV Navios Apollon
Owner: Greece
Port of registry:  Panama
Launched: 2000
Identification: IMO number: 9211145
General characteristics
Class and type: Ultra-Handymax
Tonnage: 52,073 dwt.
Length: 190 m (620 ft)
Beam: 32 m (105 ft)
Speed: 13.2 kn (24.4 km/h) max, 12.7 kn (23.5 km/h) average
Crew: 19
Notes: 1 Greek, 18 Filipino

Navios Apollon is an Ultra-Handymax bulk carrier vessel with a capacity of 52,073 deadweight.


Built in 2000. Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. sold it to Navios Maritime Partners L.P. in 2009.[1] Call Sign: SYNY
MMSI: 240115000


In the evening of 28 December 2009, the Panama Flag (Greek owned) Bulk Carrier, the MV Navios Apollon, was hijacked approximately 200 nautical miles (370 km) east of the Seychelles by Somali pirates. It was destined for India when hijacked, and carrying a cargo of rock phosphate from Tampa, Florida. [2][3]

The ship and crew was later released after an unknown ransom was paid. [4]


  1. ^ "52,073dwt Navios Apollon sold". Turkish Maritime Magazine. 29 October 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Somali Pirates Seize Two More Ships". New York Times. Reuters. 29 December 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Somali Pirates Seize Tanker, Cargo Ship". New York Times. Associated Press. 29 December 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ Ransom Drop For The Release of MV Navios Apollon Completed