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Yemeni fishing vessel seized by Somali pirates in Arab Sea: ministry

English.news.cn   2012-04-16 17:01:12            

SANAA, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Somali pirates hijacked a Yemeni fishing vessel in the pirate-infested waters of the Arab Sea, Yemen's Interior Ministry said Monday.

"The vessel owned by Yemeni fisherman Ahmed Nasser ... has reported a crew of nine Yemeni fishermen on it," the ministry said in a statement on its website. It provided no further information on the condition of the crew.

The Arab Sea and the Gulf of Aden, well-known pirate-infested waters between Yemen and Somalia, is the main sea route of about 25,000 ships every year.

Editor: Yamei Wang
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