Official information
Banner

Bow Asir released by the pirates

The Norwegian chemical tanker "Bow Asir" is released and the crew is unharmed, the shipyard confirms. A ransom has been paid. The demand from the pirates was NOK 16 million.

A Somalian source yesterday said to the news agency Reuters that an agreement with the shipyard had been made, and that "Bow Asir" would be released shortly.

Salhus Shipping says the main focus during the negotiations have been the release of the ship and crew. They refuse to comment on the ransom payment.

"Bow Asir" has a crew of 27, among them a Norwegian captain. The shipyard says the ship still is in unsafe waters.

(NRK) Sindre Eidissen Engelstad


Related Articles

Floodwaters receding in the West

In Western Norway, floodwaters are slowly receding, revealing massive destruction of homes and infrastructure in the region. Many of those evacuated will on Thursday be able to move back to their homes, but many have no home to move back to...Read more...

Floodwaters destroy homes and infrastructure in Western Norway

The torrential rain over Western Norway the last couple of days has led to extreme flooding in many areas, washing out roadbeds, bridges and farmland. In Odda, five homes have been swept away by the swollen river...Read more...

Stoltenberg's first speech as NATO-chief well received

Jens StoltenbergFormer Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg held his first speech as NATO’s Secretary General on Tuesday. Experts say he he performed well, but that he did not make any surprising statements. ..Read more...

Western Norway hit by bad weather

Western Norway, from Stavanger to Trondheim was Tuesday morning still being batterd by strong winds and torrential rain, causing flooding and power cuts in many areas...Read more...

Norway supports Guyana's continued low deforestation

The Guyana-Norway climate and forest partnership continues to make significant progress. In 2012, Guyana kept deforestation and forest degradation at very low, though increased, levels. Based on this result, combined with improvements in forest governance in 2012-13, Norway this week announced that it will contribute 35 million USD to the implementation of Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy. The announcement of a US$35 million payment to Guyana is based on Guyana’s deforestation rate in 2012 as well as the country’s progress on indicators that will enable agreed goals for fo..Read more...

Svalbard seed bank growing

A new shipment of 10,000 new seed samples from food plants has recently been deposited in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault for long-term storage...Read more...

King Harald: - Norway thank You!

King Harald was present at Saturday's marking of the liberation of Eastern Finnmark by Russian troops 70 years ago. On this day the German occupation forces were driven out of Kirkenes and the surrounding area...Read more...

Oslo train services back to normal

All train services to and from Oslo Central Station were back to normal Friday morning, following a complete stoppage Thursday afternoon and evening...Read more...

Major rock slide expected shortly

In Romsdal in Central Norway, farms in the Rauma area have been evacuated by the police, after experts have warned that large portions of a mountain side is about to fall into the valley below...Read more...

Strong wind hampers traffic in the North

Gale-force winds along the coast of Troms and Finnmark counties have caused problems for the traffic in the region...Read more...

Finnmark celebrates 70-year liberation anniversary

KirkenesThis weekend marks the 70-year anniversary of the liberation of Finnmark County by Russian troops from the German occupation during the Second World War. ..Read more...

Norwegian Royals visit Jordan

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit have visited one of the world's largest refugee camps in Jordan, together with Foreign Minister Børge Brende...Read more...

Security Police closes Syria-travelers' bank accounts

AccountThe Security Police (PST) has been granted permission to freeze the assets of two Norwegians who have traveled to Syria to fight for the Islamic State (IS). ..Read more...

Norwegian Ebola patient recovers

ebolaThe Norwegian health care worker who was infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone has been declared healthy and is no longer infectious.  ..Read more...

Sunday's Telethon: NOK 239 mill so far

Sunday's nationwide NRK TV telethon in support of the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) had by Monday morning netted more than NOK 239 million, a new record...Read more...

Local News in Brief

Social Networking

WHAT's YOUR OPINION

Should Norway apply for the 2022 Winter Olympics ?

Norwaypost Classifieds

Norges Rederiforbund
Statoil
Eidsvoll 200 year

.Partners

NORGE.NO/DIFI
Norsk Romsenter
Bedin Front Right Top
Folkeuniversitetet