Thursday, August 14, 2008

Somalia: Pirates grab Thai ship

Somalia pirates have reportedly nabbed a "Thai" ship, the Thor Star:
Pirates have hijacked a Thai cargo ship in the Gulf of Aden off the Somali coast, the Kenya Seafarers Association said Thursday.

The ship, the MV Thor Star, was hijacked Tuesday with 28 Thai crew members on board, said Andrew Mwangura, a spokesman for the association, which acts on behalf of merchant vessels in the region.
More on the vessel here (pdf). Ownership info here.

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