|MS Nordlys at Aalesund|
The MS Nordlys of Hurtigruten Line operates from Bergen to the northern regions above the Polar circle.
There are now 400 of our fellow seafarers held captive by pirates both ashore and off the coast of Somalia. Since nothing is being done to rescue them and the pirates go unpunished in all but a few cases the piracy is now reoccurring on the coast of West Africa. A tanker crew of 23 were kidnapped off Benin and the tanker reportedly taken by a pirate crew.