A Yemeni-owned commercial ship was hijacked by Somali pirates off Yemen's southern coast with nine Yemeni crew members on board, the country's Interior Ministry said on Monday.
The ministry's report cited a statement by the Yemeni police coastguard at the Gulf of Aden as saying that the hijack took place over the past few days after the ship left the port city of Mukall, Hadramout province, sailing towards Yemeni city port of Aden.
"The ship with the license registration name of Al-Asa'a carrying various merchandise along with nine Yemeni sailors on board has been moved by pirates to Karta area in the northern coast of Somalia," the report added.
Monday, May 03, 2010
Yemeni-owned commercial ship hijacked by Somali pirates: