Somali Pirates Hijack Panamanian Flagged Freighter MV SUEZ.
Somali pirates have struck again, this time hijacking a Panama flagged merchant vessel with a cargo of cement bags. The attack took place on the early morning hours of Monday. MV SUEZ was traveling in the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) when it was attacked.
Immediately after the first report of the attack, a helicopter was directed to the ship but pirates had already taken over the command of the vessel, said the European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR).
EU NAVFOR is monitoring the situation. Somali pirates have caused havoc in the Gulf of Aden, one of the world’s busiest shipping routes hijacking commercial ships despite the presence of a multinational naval force.
News Report By Abdulaziz Billow
Abdulaziz Billow is AfrobeatRadio’s correspondent for East Africa.