Somalia: Pirates seize Singaporean ship

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A Singaporean ship has been seized in the Indian Ocean, 300 nautical miles north of the Seychelles, this morning, Thursday, reports Al Jazeera. The container ship, MV Kota Wajar, which was heading to the Kenya port of Mombassa had 21 crew members aboard. According to the maritime security centre of the European Union, which has an anti-piracy naval force patrolling waters affected by Somali piracy, a EU maritime patrol aircraft is currently investigating the situation. Somali pirates have made millions of dollars in ransom payments since last year. The latest hijacking brings the number of vessels held by Somali pirates to six.

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