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Somali pirates hijack Thai fishing vessel

Somali pirates hijack Thai fishing vessel

The European Union naval force says Somali pirates have hijacked a Thai fishing vessel north of the Seychelles islands.
A press release issued by the headquarters for Operation Atalanta says the Thai Union 3 reported it was under attack by pirates in two skiffs early Thursday.
The attack occurred 200 miles (320 kilometers) north of the Seychelles and 650 miles (1050 kilometers) off the Somali coast.
A naval aircraft sent to the scene saw pirates aboard the vessel. The EU force says the ship is now heading toward Somalia.
The latest seizure means pirates are now holding a total of eight ships.


Updated : 2021-05-07 05:49 GMT+08:00