MV St James Park

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Name: St. James Park
Owner: Philbox Limited
Operator: Zodiac Maritime Agencies Ltd.,
Port of registry: United Kingdom
Completed: 1993
General characteristics
Tonnage: 7,926
Length: 140 meters
Beam: 15 meters
Crew: 26

St. James Park is a chemical tanker.


On 28 December 2009, the MV St. James Park was hijacked by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden. [1]

It was traveling from Tarragona, Spain to Tha Phut, Thailand, with 26 crew members from the Philippines, Russia, Georgia, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Poland, India and Turkey. Its cargo was 13,175 tonnes of EDC (1,2-Dichloroethane). The USS Chosin (CG-65) answered a distress call from the tanker.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Somali Pirates Seize Two More Ships". New York Times. Reuters. 29 December 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Somali Pirates Seize Tanker, Cargo Ship". New York Times. Associated Press. 29 December 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ Mail Foreign Service (29 December 2009). "Somali pirates hijack British chemical tanker in Gulf of Aden". Daily Mail. Retrieved 1 January 2010.