Somali pirates hijack another ship, demand ransom

Illustration: MV Aris was the first vessel to be hijacked off Somalia since 2012. Photo: EUNAVFOR

Somali pirates hijacked a small boat with a crew of 11 Indian sailors off the coast of Somalia and are demanding ransom for their release, The Associated Press reported on Monday.

According to AP, who cited Graeme Gibbon Brooks of Dryad Maritime, the vessel was heading from Dubai to Bosaso, Somalia when it was taken hostage.

This is the second vessel Somali pirates have kidnapped this year. On March 13,  Comoros-flagged tanker Aris 13 was hijacked off the coast of Somalia, becoming the first commercial vessel to be kidnapped in the region since 2012.

 

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