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Sri Lankans are among the crew of Malaysian-owned cargo vessel, which was hijacked by the Somali pirates on November 26th, the European Union's anti-piracy task force said today.

Pirates have hijacked a Malaysian-owned cargo vessel and its 23-strong crew 900 miles off Somalia, the Reuters said.

 EU Navfor said the MV Albedo was seized in the early hours of November 26 as it headed for the Kenyan port city of Mombasa from Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates. The crew is from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Iran, the task force said in an online statement.

Somali pirates are making tens of millions of dollars in ransoms by hijacking ships, including tankers and dry bulkers, in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden, despite the efforts of foreign navies to clamp down on such attacks.

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  • pbj Monday, 29 November 2010 01:19 PM

    Who has master minded it , I bet not a Sri Lankan treasure hunter.

    Mel Monday, 29 November 2010 01:29 PM

    There is no masterminding behind it; they see a ship on the sea and they simply try to take it. They recently even tried to hijack a military ship after mistaking it for a merchant vessel.

    Common Man Monday, 29 November 2010 01:32 PM

    Looks like a coordinated job, Malaysian are smart and inside help can't be ruled out.

    Cobra Monday, 29 November 2010 01:38 PM

    For how long are the powers that be going to allow the Somali pirates get away with this? If they cannot stop a bunch of raggedy pirates what are super navies for?

    Samuel Anthony Monday, 29 November 2010 02:03 PM

    Why doesn't the worlds policeman the USA do anything ? Are they incapable, freightened of the pirates or is it because there isnt any oil in that part of land and sea ?

    Javed Ahsan Tuesday, 30 November 2010 05:16 AM

    This is the result of Somalian people's suffering, which was caused by country being ripped off through the hands of their corrupt leaders, global corporate while ignoring the interest of poor people.

    This is a lesson for the world against causing too much losses to people, and pushing them into a state where they find nothing to lose.

    Today Somalians, tomorrow it could be any one.. If people see (may Allah save all) their children dying of hunger, and suffering from diseases, and you find no adequate income to address to these. And also if people recognise that they and their families have entered into a slow dying process, then they see no difference between death and living for themselves, and for others. So they quit ethics...

    union Monday, 29 November 2010 06:18 PM

    Please send Gotha and his elite force immideately to rescue this ship. Gotha vowed that we have the best military forces in the world.


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