News ID: 73193 |
Publish Date: 14:03 - 03 April 2017

Somali Pirates Hijack Indian Commercial Ship

Pirates have hijacked an Indian commercial ship off the coast of Somalia and the vessel is heading toward the shore, a former government anti-piracy official told Reuters on Monday.

Somali Pirates Hijack Indian Commercial Ship
According to MANA, ship and (it is heading) towards Somalia shores," Abdirizak Mohamed Dirir, a former director of the anti-piracy agency in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region, said.
The pirates were on board and were taking the ship and its 11 crew members to Eyl in Puntland, he said.
Last month, Somali pirates hijacked an oil tanker, the first commandeering of a vessel since 2012, but released it after a fight with Puntland's marine force.
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