January 17 - Clipper Projects A/S, operators of CEC Future, has confirmed that the vessel has been released by the pirates who had hijacked the vessel whilst it was transiting the Gulf of Aden on the November 7th last year.


All the crew members have been accounted for and are uninjured.

The vessel will now proceed to Oman under the escort of a Russian naval vessel from where the crew members will be flown home to rejoin their families.


The seizure of both this and other vessels over the last months in the Gulf of Aden must serve to highlight the unacceptable security situation in the area