28 November 2008 11:42 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Somali pirates hijacked a Liberian-flagged chemical tanker on Friday in the ?xml:namespace>
“There is no confirmation at this time of where the vessel was heading or of what cargo it was carrying,” the SAP’s Andrew Mwangura said.
The tanker was understood to have a crew of around 30 made up of British, Indonesians and Indians.
Despite the presence of NATO warship patrols and the EU announcing a rotating protection system for vessels transiting the
Somali hijackers are still holding the Sirius Star supertanker, which was fully loaded with 2m bbl of Saudi Arabia crude when the crew were taken hostage, although a Greek-owned chemical tanker that was seized in September was released last week.
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