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Pirates hijack Algerian cargo ship with Pinoys 01/03/2011

Monday, January 3, 2011

Pirates hijack Algerian cargo ship with Pinoys

01/03/2011
A number of Filipino crewmen of an Algerian bulk carrier were seized by ransom-seeking Somali pirates last Saturday near the port of Oman.

The mv Blida was on its way to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from Salalah in Oman at the time of the attack, according to the European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR).

“mv Blida was pirated at approximately 150 nautical miles southeast of the port of Oman in the afternoon of Saturday,” it said.

No further details of the attack are known at this stage, but the EUNAVFOR said the
vessel has a crew of 27 comprising of Algerians, Ukranians and Filipinos..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20110103hed6.html

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