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Somali pirates and the hijacked Indian vessel

Somali pirates have hijacked an Indian vessel off the coast of Somalia, Xinhua reported on Monday. Andrew Mwangura, the East African Coordinator of Seafarers' Assistance Program (SAP), confirmed that the vessel, MSV LAXMI SAGAR, was seized on Sunday a week ago (06th Dec. 2009). 

"The Indian boat was seized on last Sunday but we received the confirmation report early today (Monday). The DG Shipping confirmed. The crew is Indian. I have not established where the vessel was heading from and its destination," Mwangura told Xinhua over phone from Mombasa, Kenya.

Sources said the Indian vessel operated frequently between Saudi Arabia and the African coast.
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