A Greek owned chemical tanker, Liquid Velvet, was hijacked in the Gulf of Aden on Monday,October 31st. The vessel is now being routed to the Somali coast according to a regional maritime expert. The vessel was en route to India from the Suez.
As monsoon season ends, the seas off the Horn of Africa are expected to flatten allowing for more pirate attacks to take place in this notoriously dangerous area.
Below is the exactAIS track of the Liquid Velvet showing its journey around the coast of Africa.