Mumbai: The Directorate-General of Shipping on Saturday said 16 Indians were on board a vessel hijacked off the Somali coast. The ship was hijacked on March 21 at 1030 hours, DG Shipping said in a statement.

The ship was travelling between Dubai and Mogadishu carrying rice, refined oil, wheat and general cargo. The coalition forces and an Indian Navy vessel operating in the Gulf of Aden were informed about the incident and asked to provide assistance, DG Shipping said. — PTI

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