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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Somalia: Pirates get another ship


While the merchant fleets are waiting for EU and NATO escorts, the Somali pirates are staying busy, as set out in Pirates seize ship:
A maritime official says armed pirates have hijacked a bulk carrier with 21 crew members in the Gulf of Aden near Somalia.

Noel Choong of the International Maritime Bureau says the ship was sailing from the Middle East to Asia when it was seized Wednesday. The ship flies a Panamanian flag but is operated in the Philippines.

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