Visitors to www.saveourseafarers.com will now be able to read one captain's account of navigating through the Gulf of Aden.
Captain Miro Alibasic is a Senior Tanker Master with experience in commanding oil tankers, chemical tankers and gas carriers. He also specialises in ship operations and ship management, marine surveying and marine safety systems.
At the start of 2011 he was the Master of the Zirku oil tanker, controlled by the Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Company (AMPTC). The ship came under vicious attack by Somali pirates with heavy machine guns. The vessel performed evasive manoeuvres under sustained attack for 90 minutes. Pirates finally managed to board the ship and the crew spent 75 days under pirate control before eventually being released.
Undeterred Captain Miro Alibasic has since returned to the sea, taking the gas carrier Ocean Gas through the Gulf of Aden, also known as'Pirate Alley', several times.
A copy of his diary of a voyage through the Gulf of Aden is available to read here.
This gives an insight which gives an insight into the daily routine of the seafarer and the risks they endure transporting goods through pirate-infested waters.