Somali pirates hijack Indian commercial ship

Somali pirates

Bosasso: An Indian cargo ship Al Kaushar with 11 crew members on board has been hijacked by Somali pirates on its way to Al Mukala port in Yemen from Dubai.

The incident took place on April 1 and it has been learned that armed Somali pirates were responsible for the hijack.

The captain of the ship had informed the authorities in Dubai about the incident. Also the Ministry of External Affairs has also been notified.

Earlier in March, pirates had seized control of a Somali fishing boat to use as a base from which to attack larger ships, a week after Somali pirates hijacked their first commercial vessel since 2012.


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