MV Patriot


  • Patriot

Bureau Veritas

IMO no. 9250567

The Kalliroi K is a moving under the flag of Malta cargo ship handysize size. The ship was known as a patriot when it was hijacked in April 2009 by Somali pirates.


The bulk carrier was built in 2002 under the hull number 784 on the Japanese shipyard Hakodate Dock Company in Tokyo. The keel-laying ceremony took place on 17 January 2002 on 22 October 2001, the launching. The ship was bereedert as a patriot of the Hamburg shipping company Johann MK Blumenthal. Owner of the ship was the Vantage Shipping Company in Valletta.

Later the ship to the Piraeus -based company was Asterias Navigation Company and renamed Kalliroi K. It is now bereedert pilot Shipping in Thessaloniki.


Somali pirates hijacked the patriot on 25 April 2009 in the Gulf of Aden about 280 km southeast of the Yemeni coastal city of Al- Mukalla, capital of the Hadramaut region. The ship was determined with a cargo of wheat after al Hudaydah. On board the freighter itself apart from the Polish captain, a Ukrainian engineer and 15 Filipino seafarers.

The Polish Foreign Ministry said on 19 May 2009 that the cargo ship had been released on May 15, 2009. A spokesman for the Foreign Office confirmed the release. Possible ransom payments and the circumstances of the liberation of the speakers did not specify. The ship continued its journey.

Technical data and equipment

The ship is powered by a Mitsubishi diesel engine (Type 6UEC52LA ). The six-cylinder two-stroke diesel engine with an output of 6,620 kW was built by Akasaka Diesels under license. For the power supply are two diesel generators with an output of 400 kW and an emergency generator with an output of 64 kW.

The ship has five cargo holds with a total capacity of approximately 40,959 cubic meters for solids and 39 680 m³ for ball goods. The tank top can be loaded with a maximum of 23 t / m². The holds are sealed with hydraulic hatch covers of MacGregor. Is in each case a ship crane with a lifting capacity of 30 t Between the cargo spaces 1, 2, 3 and 4.