A.P. Moller – Maersk Group statement on piracy

In light of the hijacking of MAERSK ALABAMA and hostage-taking of Captain Richard Phillips, the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group is making a thorough investigation of the events. Based on this investigation, the Group will review its policies and procedures for sailing off the coast of Somalia and take appropriate action.

“Our main concern is always the safety and security of our crews. We are extremely vigilant and constantly monitor the situation in the Gulf of Aden and the area off the Somali coast,” says Søren Skou, A.P. Moller – Maersk Group Partner and Maersk Tanker CEO.