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EU-NAVFOR: Pirates seize ship with 15 Filipino seafarers

Friday, April 22, 2011

EU-NAVFOR: Pirates seize ship with 15 Filipino seafarers


At least 15 Filipino seafarers were taken captive Thursday after pirates struck off Oman and seized a bulk carrier they were serving on.

The European Union Naval Force Somalia indicated the bulk carrier MV Rosalia D'Amato managed to inform coalition warships it had been boarded by pirates.

"The 74,500-tonne Italian-flagged and owned vessel was on its way to Bandar Imam Khomeini (Iran) from Paranagua (Brazil) when it was attacked by a single skiff. Coalition warships had communications with the vessel and were told: ‘pirates onboard stay away’. The MV ROSALIA D’AMATO has a crew of 21 (6 Italians, 15 Filipinos)," it said in its bulletin..... MORE

SourcePhilippine News

URL: http://philippinenews.com/latest-news/1706-eu-navfor-pirates-seize-ship-with-15-filipino-seafarers.html

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