Somali pirates suspected of first ship hijacking since 2012

Somali pirates suspected of first ship hijacking since 2012

 

A spokesperson for the European Union Naval Force, which runs anti-piracy operations in the area, said it was too early to confirm pirate involvement. If confirmed, it would be the first hijacking of a commercial ship by Somali pirates since 2012.

The EU Naval Force told the BBC: “We became aware of this yesterday evening [Monday], and a military maritime patrol aircraft has been sent at first light today to investigate.”

John Steed of the aid group Oceans Beyond Piracy, speaking to Reuters news agency, said, “The ship reported it was being followed by two skiffs yesterday afternoon. Then it disappeared.”

 

Source : BBC