MV Samho Dream

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Name: Samho Dream
Owner: Valero Energy Corp
Port of registry: Marshall Islands
Launched: 2002
Identification: IMO number: 9235737
General characteristics
Class and type: VLCC
Tonnage: 300,000
Crew: 24

The Samho Dream is a South Korean supertanker that was carrying oil from Iraq to the United States when it was hijacked by Somali pirates on April 5, 2010. The vessel is manned by 24 crew: five South Koreans and nineteen Filipinos, whom the pirates are now holding hostage. The owner of the craft, US refiner Valero Energy Corp said a pirate source named Mohamed had said the ship was heading for Haradheere, the pirates' base at which many ships are held during ransom negotiations. Two other VLCCs that have been ransomed by pirates are the Sirius Star and the Maran Centaurus.[1]

The Samho Dream was built in 2002.[2]

See also

List of ships attacked by Somali pirates