Friday, January 30, 2009

Somali pirates hijack German gas tanker, 13 crew - 10 ships currently off the grid

If you want to become an instant millionaire, go to Somalia and become a pirate....
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This undated photo provided by the Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement in Hamburg on

NAIROBI, Kenya – Somali pirates hijacked a German tanker loaded with liquefied petroleum gas Thursday off the Horn of Africa. The ship's 13-man crew was reported safe even though gunshots were heard over the ship's radio.

The MV Longchamp is the third ship captured this month in the Gulf of Aden, one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.

The Longchamp, registered in the Bahamas, is managed by the German firm Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, which said in a statement that seven pirates boarded the tanker early Thursday.

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