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Maritime watchdog: Somali pirates seized UK tanker

Maritime watchdog: Somali pirates seized UK tanker

A maritime watchdog says Somali pirates have hijacked a UK-flagged chemical tanker in the Gulf of Aden.
Noel Choong of the International Maritime Bureau says the St James Park tanker sent a distress message late Monday, seeking help from pirate attacks.
He says the distress call was picked up by a Greece rescue center that relayed the message to the IMB. He says the IMB failed to establish communication with the vessel.
He said Tuesday the ship owner later informed the IMB that the vessel has been seized. He said it was believed to have been heading to Thailand with 26 crew members.


Updated : 2021-06-24 10:24 GMT+08:00