Yesterday repayment transfer to the Somali pirates who have taken the German vessel Lehmann Timber with four Ukrainian seamen onboard broke. Pirates can't agree among themselves about a place in which we are ready to receive it. At the same time, the company - the shipowner tightens negotiations with pirates, trying to reduce the repayment sum, the Businessman - Ukraine" reports ". Meanwhile on a vessel fuel owing to what already today on it life support systems can be disconnected comes to an end.
The German vessel Lehmann Timber taken by the Somali pirates had to weigh yesterday anchor and arrive to Gulf of Aden. According to the arrangement between pirates and representatives of the company - the shipowner of Kehdingerland GmbH&Company KG, there was planned transfer of 750 thousand dollars as repayment. However, as the captain of Lehmann Timber Valentin Bartashov reported, the part of piracy team unexpectedly made the requirement to deliver repayment to coast of Somalia. "The turning point was outlined in negotiations. The vessel had to go to Gulf of Aden, but everything broke because pirates couldn't agree among themselves", - V. Bartashov told. According to him, the team of pirates was divided into three groups which can't come to a consent of rather further actions.
On May 28 of this year in Gulf of Aden the Somali pirates captured the German Lehmann Timber bulk carrier following under the flag of Gibraltar. Among 15 crew members - four Ukrainians. On the same day pirates attacked the Maltese vessel Arean. And on May 25-26 took the Netherlands vessel Amiya Scan, onboard which four citizens of Russia. Pirates declared intention to kill captives if the taken vessels try to take storm. From - for an unstable political situation in the region territorial waters of Somalia are considered as one of the most dangerous in the world. Only this year 26 ships became victims of pirates there.