29 December 2009 11:15 [Source: ICIS news]
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The St James Park was captured on 28 December but the cargo was unknown, said IMB spokesperson Pottengal Mukundan.
“We do not have all the details at this time but it is disappointing that Somali pirates have been able to convert an attack into a hijacking in the transit area,” Mukundan said.
“The last hijacking in the
Twelve vessels are currently being held off the Somali coast, with approximately 270 crew members.
In 2009 there were 214 attacks and 47 hijackings off the Somali coast and in the Indian and
“This is a significant increase from the amount of pirate activity seen in the region in 2008,” said Mukundan.
The lawless state of
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