Ship released by pirates sunk
M/V Rak Africana master requested immediate assistance on March 9 2011, reporting water ingress.
11 March 2011 - 11:56
LPG Tanker 'York' rescues the sinking Rak Africana casualties
The rescuer 'York' is also released from pirates
Released by pirates on March 10 2011, vessel is proceeding to Mombasa Kenya. Sum of the ransom is unknown. Vessel took on board crew of another released vessel, m/v Rak Africana, and as of March 11 is proceeding to Mombasa Kenya, ETA in 4-5 days. LPG tanker York pirated on October 23 in 04 11 S 41 19 E, vessel was enroute Mombasa Kenya to Seyshelles. Crew 17: 1 (master) Germany, 14 Philippines, 2 Ukraine.
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