Pirates seize Syrian-owned carrier off Oman

Pirates seized a Togo-flagged, Syrian-owned vessel, the second ship hijacked in one day.

Pirates seize Syrian-owned carrier off Oman

Pirates seized a Togo-flagged, Syrian-owned vessel, the second ship hijacked in one day, the European Union Naval Force for Somalia (EU Navfor) said.

"During the afternoon of January 20, the bulk carrier MV Khaled Muhieddine K was pirated in the North Arabian Sea approximately 330 nautical miles South East of the Omani coastal port of Salalah," EU Navfor said in a statement.

The 24,022 deadweight tonne vessel with 22 Syrians and three Egyptians aboard was taken Thursday afternoon. It was headed for Yemen from Singapore.

Pirates also snatched a Mongolian-flagged bulk carried with 24 Vietnamese on board on Thursday.


Reuters

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