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Somali pirates capture US tug: Kenyan official

Somali pirates captured an Italian-flagged US tug and its 16-strong crew on Saturday, an official with Kenya's East African Seafarers Assistance Programme told AFP.

world Updated: Apr 11, 2009 21:50 IST
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Somali pirates captured an Italian-flagged US tug and its 16-strong crew on Saturday, an official with Kenya's East African Seafarers Assistance Programme told AFP.

"It's a US-owned and Italian-flagged tugboat that was taken around 1100 this morning in the Gulf of Aden," said Andrew Mwangura.

First Published: Apr 11, 2009 21:49 IST