Somali pirates hijack Yemeni ship
Somalian Pirates have seized another cargo ship off the coast of Somalia, the 10th vessel to be captured in 17 days on Tuesday. The ship called Adina belongs to Yemen, The last contact with ship Adina was a week ago, after it had been out to sea for a week. Yemen's interior Ministry announced last night the ship had been hijacked in the Arabian Sea. The Gulf of Aden which links the Red Sea and the Arabian Sea has been the scene of scores of attacks this year.
Somali pirates have hijacked another vessel, a Yemen cargo ship, in the Gulf of Aden, a regional maritime official said on Tuesday.
Andrew Mwangura, coordinator of the Kenya-based East African Seafarers' Assistance Programme, identified the vessel as the MV Amani, but no other details were immediately available.
Word of the latest attack at sea came 10 days after gunmen from Somalia seized a Saudi supertanker in the largest hijacking in maritime history.
The November 15 capture of the Sirius Star -- with $100 million of oil and 25 crew members from Britain, Poland, Croatia, Saudi Arabia and the Philippines -- focused world attention on rampant piracy off the failed Horn of Africa state.