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Saturday, January 02, 2010

Somali Pirates: Another ship grabbed in Indian Ocean

Reported here:
Authorities say Somali pirates have hijacked a British-flagged cargo ship transporting cars and a chemical tanker from Singapore (see here).

Officials say pirates seized the cargo ship Asian Glory and its 25-member crew late Friday in waters about 1,000 kilometers east of Somalia.

A spokesman for the European Union task force in charge of battling piracy off the Somali coast says the seizure took place outside the mission's patrol zone.
Ship photo by Ron van de Velde from Shipspotting.com and used as allowed by the terms of that site.

UPDATE: It appears that the target ships are chosen randomly and that the pirates are inside the protective force OODA loop.

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