The bulk carrier was headed to Kenya when it was attacked off the eastern coast of Somalia, the 13th ship to be seized in African waters in the past two months, according to Noel Choong of the International Maritime Bureau.
He said the latest incident showed that Somali pirates, who were previously operating in the northern coast in the Gulf of Aden, were now beginning to expand and attacking ships in the east. more..http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/sep/18/greek-ship-with-25-crew-hijacked-near-somalia-1/
Official: Pirates seize Hong Kong ship off Somalia
K UALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A maritime official says armed pirates have hijacked a Hong Kong bulk carrier with 25 crew members near Somalia, the second ship to be seized in a day.
Noel Choong of the International Maritime Bureau says the attack occurred Thursday in the Gulf of Aden, just four hours after pirates captured a Greek bulk carrier with 25 crew off Mogadishu.He says suspected pirates in speed boats also chased a Norwegian chemical tanker in the gulf but the ship managed to escape. more. http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jHMz6_AdORiX-45PUhBtBjZlha0gD93978780
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