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Somali pirates seize ship with 23 Chinese crew...

>> Monday, April 12, 2010

Nairobi, April 11 (IANS) Somali pirates Sunday hijacked a St. Vincent and Grenadines flagged burden address with 23 Chinese crewmembers on lath in the Indian Ocean abreast Seychelles, Xinhua reported.

Andrew Mwangura, East African coordinator of Seafarers Assistance programme (SAP), said MV Rak Afrikana was hijacked some 280 abyssal afar west of Seychelles.

'All 23 crews of Rak Afrikana are Chinese,' Mwangura told Xinhua over buzz from Mombasa.

EU Naval Force Commander John Harbour said the 7,561-tonne address currently chock-full affective due to agent problems.

The Gulf of Aden, off the arctic bank of Somalia, has the accomplished accident of piracy in the world. Every year about 25,000 ships canyon through the area.


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