Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cargo ship hijacked in Gulf of Aden

Another ship has been hijacked according to the BBC. The Hong Kong cargo ship is said to have been boarded by pirates in the Gulf of Aden [Sky News]. The ship is reported to be carrying 36,000 tonnes of wheat towards Iran and has a crew of 25. The incident comes less than 24 hours after it was reported that a massive oil tanker was hijacked near to the east coast of Africa. The Sirius Star, a super tanker carrying a full load of crude oil, worth more than $100 million, has been moored off Somalia near to the port of Eyl according to the latest reports [CNN / BBC].

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