EU NAVFOR Tracks Hijacked Chinese Bulk Carrier

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Photo courtesy EU NAVFOR Maritime Patrol Aircraft

On October 19 2009 the Bulk Carrier De Xin Hai from the Peoples Republic of China was hijacked in the Indian Ocean, 350 nautical miles North East of the Seychelles and 700 nautical miles off the East coast of Somalia.

An EU NAVFOR Maritime Patrol Aircraft, operating from the Seychelles was launched and located the ship and has reported that there are four pirates visible and two skiffs (small pirate craft) being towed by the ship.

The bulk carrier was not registered with the Maritime Security Centre Horn of Africa.

Adding these 25 hostages from the Bulk Carrier to the total number of personnel held by hostages, this makes 146 hostages in total held by criminals at the Somali Coastline.

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