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A United Arab Emirates ship that carried 16 members on board which includes five Indians was hijacked by the Somalian pirates off an Island which forms a part of Yemen.Sources from our Ministry of Shipping had today said that they were trying to determine the details of the Indians who were a part of the sixteen member crew that was hijacked by pirates on 16th July.

Vessel MV Jubba of the Juba General Trading was on its regular route from the UAE to the port of Berbera, Somalia with the crew members including a Sudanese, a Sri Lankan, a Myanmarese, a Kenyan, 3 Bangladeshis & 4 Somalians.According to the prelude information, the ship was sited by a Maritime Patrol aircraft 100 Knots (nautical miles) north-west of the Socotra Island, heading to northern Somali coast.

The sources said the pirated UAE ship was a general cargo freighter which has a capacity of 2,100 metric ton.Former federal Minister & Pakistan’s human rights activist Mr. Ansar Burney, whose office had also obtained information about the hijacking of the ship, said at present a little information was available, but it was accounted that 9 suspected Somali pirates were on the vessel.

Somalian pirates had hijacked an UAE vessel with five Indians
Originally published on: All India Today

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