Tanker Hijacked Near Somalia

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A Chemical tanker, with 22 crew members on board, has been hijacked by armed pirates in the Gulf of Aden near - the 12th ship to be seized in the waterway since July 20, a maritime official said on Tuesday.

The vessel from Hong Kong was heading towards through a maritime security corridor in the Gulf, patrolled by an international naval force, when it was attacked on Monday, Noel Choong of the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said.  

With the hijacking of the tanker, the tally of the ships hijacked off the coast of this year has reached 54.

Source:  The Hindu

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