MESDAR

July 19, 2019

Update 21:00 BST

Communication has been re-established with the vessel and Master confirmed that the armed guards have left and the vessel is free to continue the voyage. All crew are safe and well.


MESDAR

July 19, 2019

Ship manager Norbulk Shipping UK confirm that the Liberian registered vessel Mesdar (built 2007, 315,000 dwt) was boarded by armed personnel at approximately 17:30 BST on Friday.

We are presently unable to contact the vessel which is now heading north towards Iran.

There have been no reported injuries and the safety of our crew is of primary concern to both owners and managers.

Norbulk Shipping, press release