Somali pirates seize ship with 20 Filipino crew

The European Union Naval Force says Somali pirates have seized a ship with 20 Filipino crew members onboard.

Nairobi (Kenya): The European Union Naval
Force says Somali pirates have seized a ship with 20 Filipino
crew members onboard.

Lt Col Per Klingvall said on Monday that the owners of the
Panama-flagged Izumi received an automatically released
distress signal yesterday afternoon, indicating the vessel was
likely under attack by pirates.

A Danish warship was sent to investigate and made
contact with the Izumi`s captain, who reported that the ship
was under pirate control.

Yuki Shimoda, an official at Japan`s Transport
Ministry, said the Japanese-owned vessel was headed from Japan
via Singapore to the Kenyan port of Mombasa.

A French warship is now in the Indian Ocean monitoring
the situation as the Izumi heads toward Somalia.

PTI

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