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Somali Pirates Rescue Crew as Ship Burns

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Somali pirates say they have evacuated 19 crew members from a hijacked ship that caught fire Wednesday. The Panama-flagged cargo ship MV Orna caught fire in the pirate stronghold of Harardhere, on Somalia’s Indian Ocean coast. VOA’s Somali service talked to a regional piracy expert, Andrew Mwangura, who says the ship was still on fire […]

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Pirate-Hijacked Cargo Vessel Burning of Somali Coast

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A Panamanian-flagged cargo ship that has been under pirate control in Somalia for more than six months is burning. Andrew Mwangura, a local maritime reporter, told VOA the MV Orna caught fire Wednesday evening. The ship, which is owned by the United Arab Emirates, was in the Indian Ocean just north of the pirate stronghold […]

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Somali Pirates Free Chinese Ship With 29 Crew

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Somali pirates have released a Chinese cargo ship and its 29 Chinese crew members after nearly seven months in captivity. The European Union’s anti-piracy force said Thursday that the MV Yuan Xiang is heading for a safe port after being freed a day earlier. It said it had no information on the condition of the […]

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