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Created: 2021-03-02 7:55:28 AM
Last Edited: 2021-10-08 9:09:03 AM

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Handy Laker (1992/06)
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Moor Laker (1998/06/29)
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Moor Laker (1998/06/29)
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Orna (2006/05/03)
  IMO: 8312162  
Builder:Hitachi Zosen CorporationLocation:Maizuru, JapanHull #:4770
Keel Layed:1983/07/13Launched:1983/10/11Commissioned:1984/03/15
As builtType:1 Diesel engineOutput:16.5 Knots
As builtLength:178.2 m (584.6 ft)Gross Tonnage:17065
Breadth:23.1 m (75.8 ft)Net Tonnage:
Depth:Dead Weight:27915
Owner HistoryFleet History
Name HistoryRegistration History
Name Until
St. Cathariness1990/04
Asian Erie1992/02
Handy Laker1998/05
Moor Laker2003/12
NumberPortCall SignMMSIFromUntil
Panama, Panama H9QV 2016/03
Taken by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean, 400 miles north-east of the Seychelles, on December 20, 2010; loaded with 26,000 tons of coal. Initial ransom demands of $2.2 million were made. On June 15, 2011, the vessel caught fire in 18 miles off Harardhere, Somalia. The Somali pirates rescued the 19 crew aboard the hijacked ship. The fire (reported as a cooking fire) burned for more than a day, while the pirates tried to put it out. The bridge was heavily damaged by the fire. Pirates shot and killed one of the ship's crew members and wounded another, in August 2012 over delayed ransom payments. The ship was released, along with 13 of the 21 crew on October 19, 2012, after a ransom (reported as $400,000 or $600,000) was paid. The remaining crew were subsequently freed, with the last three being released in January 2013.

The ship was laid up in Salalah, Oman, before being towed to Pakistan for scrap in 2016.
Description/LocationScrapped at Gadani Beach, Pakistan.
Arrival at Yard2016/03Beached:2016/03/05Work Began: