Saturday, September 06, 2008
An Egyptian cargo ship with 25 crew members has been hijacked by pirates off Somalia’s coast, the 10th vessel to be seized in less than two months, a global maritime watchdog said Friday. Noel Choong, head of the International Maritime Bureau’s piracy reporting center in Kuala Lumpur, said the Egyptian ship was seized late Wednesday in the pirate-infested Gulf of Aden.The attack occurred on the same day that a French sailboat was seized in the area, he said. No other information was immediately available. The French ministry said it believed there were only two French nationals aboard the sailboat.