Thursday, November 13, 2008

India-Bound Turkish Ship Hijacked

A Turkish ship heading for India has been hijacked off the coast of Yemen, state-run Anatolian news agency said today. The Karagol, with 14 Turkish crew on board, was transporting chemicals to Mumbai when it was hijacked by unidentified attackers. Last month pirates in Somalia hijacked a Turkish ship off the lawless Horn of Africa country.
The Karagol
Indian Navy today foiled an attempt by heavily-armed pirates to capture two merchant vessels, including an Indian flag carrier, off the notorious Somalia coast. Yesterday, the Indian warship INS Tabar foiled pirate attacks on an Indian cargo vessel MV Jag Arnav and a Saudi carrier MV NCC Thihama within 25 nautical miles of each other. A statement from the Turkish Maritime Affairs Directorate said the Karagol was hijacked 26km off the coast of Yemen.

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