Somali pirates seize ship with crew of eight

The European Union Naval Force says Somali pirates have seized a ship with eight crew members on-board.

Wing Cmdr. Paddy O’Kennedy said Tuesday the MV EMS River was seized approximately 280 km northeast of the port of Salalah, Oman.

The general cargo ship has a crew of one Romanian and seven Filipinos. It is German owned and was carrying petrol from Greece to the United Arab Emirates.

Another pirated vessel, the MV Motivator, was close by during Monday’s attack. Kennedy says that shows pirates are using larger pirated vessels as ‘motherships’ to extend their range.

The European Union Naval Force says there are now 26 vessels and 609 hostages being held by pirates off the coast of Somalia.

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