Maltese ship hijacked by Somali pirates: Turkish company

Lawyer of Karya Maritime company said they did not have any doubt that Maltese flagged ship "Frigia" was hijacked by pirates in Somalia.

Maltese ship hijacked by Somali pirates: Turkish company

Nilgun Yamaner, lawyer of Karya Maritime company, said they did not have any doubt that Maltese flagged ship "Frigia" was hijacked by pirates in Somalia.

Speaking to A.A correspondent, Yamaner said M/V Frigia, which was operate by Karya Maritime, was continuously followed from the satellite and was seen approaching to Somalia's Eil Port today. She said the ship stopped 60 miles away from the port.

"We are waiting for the pirates to contact with us. We should act calmly. The ships which were earlier hijacked were released at least in two months. We want the families to be calm. We will do everything to rescue the crew members, " she said.

The ship which was carrying fertiliser from Israel to Thailand had passed through the security corridor formed by UN after being escorted by military ships. The Maltese flagged ship later gave signals of danger and communication was cut with the ship on March 23 in the Indian Ocean region.

Executives of Turkish Karya Maritime Company operating the ship said they were trying to get in touch with the ship via satellite phone. 

The ship has a 19-member crew, 17 of whom are Turkish and the other 2 are Ukrainian citizens.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Mart 2010, 13:23
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