Saturday, April 11, 2009

They have an American owned Italian flagged tug now

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - The head of the East African Seafarers' Assistance Program says Somali pirates have hijacked an American-owned tugboat with 16 crew in the Gulf of Aden.

Andrew Mwangura says maritime industry sources told him that the Italian-flagged boat was towing two barges when it was attacked.

Updated information says that the vessel is Italian flagged and has no US citizens onboard.

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