Iran Denies Seizing Korean Ship and Holding Crew Hostage
By Sangmi Cha and Josh Smith SEOUL, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Iran denied on Tuesday it was using a South Korean ship and its crew as hostages, a day after...
For the first time in 2012 (unless you count this), Somali pirates have successfully hijacked a ship sailing in the Gulf of Aden.
Few details are known however Somalia Report, which first reported the incident, says that the Iranian-flagged ship carrying 30,000 tonnes of petrochemicals was hijacked when sailing through the Gulf of Aden to a country in North Arica.
The capture comes a week after US forces stormed an Iranian vessel that under pirate control, rescuing 13 Iranian fisherman and arresting 15 pirates.
We’ll update once more details are released.
UPDATE: The vessel was aa Iranian chemical tanker carrying 30,000 tonnes of caustic soda. The vessel has not been named as of yet.
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