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Somali pirates seize German cargo vessel

Somali pirates hijacked a German cargo vessel with 13 Filipino and Indonesian crew in the Gulf of Aden, a Kenyan maritime official said.

world Updated: Jan 29, 2009 19:07 IST

Somali pirates on Thursday hijacked a German cargo vessel with 13 Filipino and Indonesian crew in the Gulf of Aden, a Kenyan maritime official said.

"There was a heavy exchange of gunfire (but) the crew is believed to be safe," said Andrew Mwangura who runs the Kenya chapter of the Seafarers Assistance Programme.