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Somali pirates hijack North Korean ship

Somali pirates hijack North Korean ship

Somalia: A North Korean-flagged general cargo vessel was hijacked by Somali pirates on Wednesday morning. EU NAVFOR said the 4,800 dwt vessel RIM, owned by Libya's White Sea Shipping was north west of the Gulf of Aden, and close to the Yemini coast when it was hijacked. The vessel was not registered with the Maritime Security Corridor naval forces. According to reports the vessel normally has crew of 17 Romanian and Libyan seafarers. Following the hijacking the vessel changed course and headed for the Somali Basin. [04/02/10]

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