Taiwan fishing boat hijacked by Somali pirates on the 30 crew members are safe
data for: “Wenfa 161″ ocean tuna fishing boats
BEIJING, April 12 Xinhua, “Central News Agency” reports, the Taiwan fishing vessel “Wenfa No. 161″ held hostage by Somali pirates, Taiwan foreign affairs department spokesman Chen Ming 11, said, according to master the message, the current 30 personnel on board are safe, but also toward the original master of the vessel intended direction.
“Wenfa 161″ fishing 6 in latitude 1 degree 51 minutes N 55 degrees 25 minutes of Sexi Er Islands and adjacent waters hijacked by pirates on board, and Taiwan, please contact the relevant foreign-related departments have organized assistance.
Ming government accept the “central” to access that Taiwan authorities continue to control foreign ships were kidnapped direction of travel, remains stable, No. 161, issued towards the northwest direction.
Ming government stressed that the Taiwan foreign authorities to maintain close contact with the owners, owners hope the low-key approach to facilitate future negotiations, with full respect for the wishes of the owner.
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