Somali pirates strike again

Pirates off Somalia’s coast have hijacked a cargo ship headed for Mogadishu, the third attack since January. Andrew Mwangura, coordinator of the Mombasa-based Seafarers Assistance Program (SAP), said the UAE-registered freighter was seized and taken to Hobyo, a well-known pirate base about 400 kilometers northeast of Mogadishu. The vessel, carrying cargo for Somali traders, had originated in Dubai. Piracy continues unabated off Somalia, even as a degree of stability has come to Mogadishu in recent weeks. (Xinhua, IOL, May 10)

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