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Somali pirates hijack ship with 24 Indians

Somali pirates hijacked a ship with 24 Indians on board in the waters off Somalia. There were two more crew members, both Myanmarese, reports Bhavika Jain.

mumbai Updated: Oct 23, 2009 02:38 IST
Bhavika Jain

Somali pirates hijacked a ship with 24 Indians on board in the waters off Somalia. There were two more crew members, both Myanmarese.

Mombasa-bound Panamanian-flagged Merchant Vessel Al Khaliq was captured in Seychelles off the Gulf of Aden. Of the 24 Indians, four are from Mumbai.

“No contact has been established yet. We have informed the families of the crew members... All crew members have been with us for years and we’ll make sure they are released,” said S.C. Sehgal, managing director of SNP Shipping Services Private Limited, manager of the Al Khaliq.

The incident comes less than a week after Singapore-flagged MV Kota Wajir with 21 crew members on board, two of them Indians, was hijacked.