Vessel containing 23 Chinese crew hijacked by pirates EU to send warships to survey
Chart: Somali pirates hijacked a ship carrying 23 Chinese crew members of cargo ship Xinhua News Agency issued
China news agency, Beijing, April 11 – based in Kenya East Africa Seafarers Assistance Organization 11 Day said the vessel flying the flag of the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Seychelles vessel 11 in the seas west of hijacked by Somali pirates on board, 23 crew members were Chinese.
EU anti-piracy fleet also confirmed the news of the vessel to be hijacked. The EU said the officer, has sent warships to the accident site investigation. Seafarers Assistance Organization, said local weather is conducive to piracy and called upon all merchant ships the next two days into the relevant area should be avoided.
EU also said that the current ship called “Rak Afrikana” cargo ship has lost power, the specific location in the Seychelles, about 280 nautical miles west.
activities between Somali pirates recently, since April a number of countries have been hijacked merchant ships, oil tankers, including South Korea, Turkey and Germany and other cargo. Local 10, the U.S. Navy said in a statement the same day in the waters near Djibouti, arrested six suspected pirates.
analysts generally believe that the establishment of a functioning Somali government before, piracy can not be fundamentally resolved.
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