China’s cargo ship hijacked by pirates in the Indian Ocean carrying 25 Chinese people
data for : De-Hai Road
BEIJING, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) Roundup 19, a Chinese cargo ship was hijacked off the coast of Somalia. EU implementation of the EU mission against Somali pirates naval operations at its Atlanta headquarters of the United Kingdom said in a statement, northeast of the Seychelles aboard the cargo ship about 550 nautical miles, about 700 nautical miles east of the Somali waters to be hijacked. EU navy spokesman said a total of 164 vessels, of which 25 are Chinese.
hijacked by two pirate ships to catch up
It is reported that The ship is called “De-Hai Road,” by the time of the incident in the voyage bound for India, South Africa in, 320 sea miles northeast of the island in the Seychelles, at 980 sea miles south east of Mogadishu (latitude 1 degree 49 minutes 3.9 seconds east longitude 60 degrees 4 minutes 49 seconds), the vessel reported to the company’s board of armed pirates elements ship, and then lost contact. Last call time for Beijing at 16:35 on the 19th.
sources, the vessel was two pirate boats along the road to catch up, the last two pirates boarded the “De-Hai Road,” and hijacking success. EUFOR at least observe the arrival of four pirates on board, dragging the other two pirate vessels after the use of boats. Somalia hijacked ship is moving to the West Coast movement.
After the incident, the implementation of the EU to combat piracy in the Seychelles task force was immediately dispatched maritime patrol aircraft. They said in a statement: “In the evidence found after the attacks, the EU sent from the Seychelles Islands, a maritime patrol aircraft to investigate the incident.”
crew of the current security
According to Xinhua News Agency, London ? EU navy spokesman John Haber 19, said the current “De-Hai Road” on the safety of the crew, there is no danger.
he said, the captain is being negotiated with the pirates, piracy is not yet identified the specific requirements, if there is new progress in the event, they will be published immediately.
China rapidly rescue
“De-Hai Road” is Qingdao Ocean Shipping Company, the total tonnage of 40,892, the captain 225 meters, speed of 8 knots, the ship loading coal.
“De-Hai Road” was armed robbery, the Chinese maritime rescue center immediately launched the emergency plan, first contact with the International Maritime Bureau informed the ship information, the coordination of rescue operations in the vicinity of ships; the second is called the Department of relevant departments and bureaus, research rescue program; Third, rapid data retrieval of the ship; Fourth, the Ministry of Transport has issued a notice requiring ships sailing in the vicinity of vigilance, enhanced vigilance. Currently, the emergency operation is underway.
After receiving the report, the Ministry of Transport called for the immediate organization to rescue the situation and inform the International Maritime Organization, International Maritime Bureau, the British Council and the relevant national maritime trade escort headquarters, and coordination of the countries through diplomatic channels China’s ship, to rescue the crew.
expand the scope of piracy in Somalia
recent years, Somali pirates off the coast of Somalia, often in activities with the Gulf of Aden, hijacked the foreign ship, requiring the owner to pay the ransom finally agreed to release the ship and crew. According to the observation of non-governmental organizations, international organizations, Eco Earth, said this year alone, Somali pirates launched at least 179 attacks, 52 of them succeed. To this end, Europe and the United States and China have sent warships to the Gulf of Aden to protect their country’s ships.
However, according to maritime sources said the Indian Ocean, the Chinese cargo ship was hijacked, the pirates for the first time in the Seychelles and the Maldives Islands, east of the meridian between the sixty-degree robbery merchant. Analysis pointed out, indicating that they are expanding the scope of the robbery to avoid naval patrols.
It is reported that the hijacked cargo ship China, so that Somali pirates hijacked the ship on hand total to six.
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