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Cambodian ship in Somalia arrested, not attacked by pirates

Mogadishu: A Cambodian-flagged cargo ship that was reported to have been seized by Somali pirates has actually been held by a local court in northwestern Somalia, an official statement said Saturday, according to Xinhua.
A statement from the Berbera Port Authority where the ship had called said the local court in Berbera ordered the detention of MV Layla-S after a local businessman filed a law suit against the company owning the ship, following the destruction of the businessman's goods in a fire on another ship of the company, MV Mairiam Star.
Earlier on Saturday, Andrew Mwangura, East Africa's Coordinator of Seafarers Assistance Program, confirmed the vessel had been arrested not hijacked. [01/02/10]


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