Friday, September 25, 2009

Somali Pirates Murder Captain

Vessel subsequently rescued
Shipping News Feature

MOGADISHU - Somali pirates have boarded a Panamanian-flagged ship heading for Mogadishu, killing its Syrian captain and injuring three crewmen.

Speaking to Reuters Abdiasis Hassan, Somalia’s Minister for Ports, said that:

"The pirates killed the captain after he refused to turn the ship. Usually, we send police when commercial ships draw near the port but the pirates were already on board and opened fire injuring one policeman.”

The vessel was later liberated by Somali police and soldiers from the African Union peacekeeping mission.

pic: Mogadishu Port

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