MV Irene

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Name: MV Irene
Owner:  Greece
Port of registry: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Route: Jordan to India
Class overview
General characteristics
Type: bulk carrier
Crew: 22 Filipinos

The MV Irene is a ship captured by Somali pirates April 2009.[1] The freighter is Greek-owned, and had at least 20 crew at the time of the hijacking.[2] It was released September 14, 2009, after a two million dollar ransom was paid to pirates based in Eyl. [3]


  1. "New wave of Somali pirate attacks". BBC. 14 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-14.
  2. Crilly, Rob (15 April 2009). "Somali pirates defy warning from President Obama to seize more ships". Times Online. Retrieved 15 April 2009.
  3. "Somali pirates release Greek ship". BBC News. 14 September 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2009.

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