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Somali pirates attempt hijacking near Mozambique

Somali pirates attempt hijacking near Mozambique

The spokesman for the European Union's anti-piracy force says Somali pirates have unsuccessfully targeted two ships, going farther south than ever before to attack vessels.
Paddy O'Kennedy says the pirates attempted to capture the NS Africa and Majestic in separate attacks in the Mozambique Channel over the Christmas weekend.
O'Kennedy said Wednesday that the attacks took place approximately 950 nautical miles south of Tanzania's main port, Dar es Salaam.
"These are the farthest south attacks we've got on record," says O'Kennedy. No other details were available.
Before the Christmas weekend attacks, the farthest south Somali pirates had reached was about 80 nautical miles east of the Tanzania-Mozambique border.


Updated : 2021-06-18 10:36 GMT+08:00